Brave New Word

Joanna posted a list of the words that editor Kurt Anderson wanted to keep out of New York Magazine. It made me smile to see words like "eatery" and "flicks" that writers use to avoid the repeating themselves. (I am so guilty of that!)

I know we've all spent time trying, trying, trying to find replacements for blog-land cliches like of "lovely" and "lusting". So, here are a few new girly words that I learned this week from Word of the Day.

Now those strands of Tiffany jewels won't just "gorgeous", they will be clinquant. (... right, Newt Gingrich?)


p.s. if you are a word collector, you will love Cori Kindred's Rock Collection art pieces.  
This one featuring heartache, piano strings, and chrysalis is my favorite.

[(1, 2, and 3) Freehand script by Samantha Shorey.  Stick and ink, with Higgin's black]

4 comments:

  1. I cannot tell you how much I adore this. I'm totally with you on "lovely"...I love the word, but it's a bit overused (same with "love", but it's hard to find a supplement sometimes!). definitely bookmarking these words for future use!

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  2. I'm so guilty of repeating certain words ('lovely' is certainly one of them). ah well, sometimes something really is just 'lovely' ;)

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  3. I can't wait to use the word prink in my next conversation :)

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  4. hila : right? and the word itself is just so nice. I might as well face it, I'm addicted to "lovely"

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