Sunday, February 20, 2011
Here is an on-line thesaurus:
I love the thesaurus, a bulky index of words, words, words... their friends, enemies, relations, linkers.
Words are wonderful.
Words survive when we think they are dead!
Words serve our purposes when we are precise and betray us when we are vague.
Pete Seeger once quoted someone else (I am not sure whom) who said "never speak more clearly than you think."
Words are verbs, adjective, adverbs, nouns, pronouns, conjunctions and loads of other stuff. Words are tools!
Pete Seeger once wrote a song called Words that says
"Words, words, words,
In Tom's old Declaration
How much of truth remains?
If I only understood them
If my life pronounced them,
Would not this world be changed!?"