|Posted by REDSLITHER on February 17, 2017 at 12:40 AM|
Advanced Words Today
Big words no one really uses except Dictionaries & Thesaurus's - or the lack thereof
I couldnt think of a proper Title for this one but i wanted to say something about it. here goes nothing! hope ya'll understand what i'm saying haha!
Have you ever read a book where every page had atleast one word you were unfamiliar with? Doesn't it irritate you when you don't know the meaning of a word? Do you look it up or just continue reading without a second thought?
Now-a-days, modern writers most often keep it simple, why? Because they don't know big words. Schools don't put emphasis on learning tons of words- especially big ones; like they used to. And i would know! i was in the highest level English class you could take in College.
Is it a bad thing? yes and no.
Why bother learning extra words when no one is going to understand them anyways? I think as a society of writers it's our duty to try and expand the minds of our readers, if only a little bit.
Imagine if eventually we lost most of our vocabulary. Comparing books that were written many years ago to now is staggering. Their style and word use is so different it's like we arent even from the same Country.
Books like The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Great Gatsby were not so awfully long ago. it just goes to show how rapidly our societys vocabulary and writing is declining.
I myself am also guilty of writing so modern (i shall refer to it as thus). However i am going to work on it by studying previous generations of authors such as the above mentioned and i will even crack open a dictionary for the first time in my adult life, even a Thesaurus. I was always so caught up in learning other languages that i didn't think much on improving my own English. Kinda funny but also sadly common.
Join me everyone! Don't let Shakespeare and Hemmingway down!
Here are some ways to improove:
https://www.amazon.com/Build-Vocabulary-Skills-Quick-Method/dp/0938609483?_encoding=UTF8&deviceType=desktop&n=283155&redirect=true&ref_=dp_proddesc_0&s=books" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Build Your Vocabulary Skills: A Quick and Easy Method by John LaCarna rates 4.5 stars on the Amazon review scale.
https://www.amazon.com/Websters-Explorer-Vocabulary-Skill-Builder/dp/1596950455/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265627964&sr=1-1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">, Webster’s New Explorer Vocabulary Skill Builder
https://www.amazon.com/Word-Power-Made-Norman-Lewis/dp/067174190X/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
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