Sunday, January 11, 2015
Day 1.11 Awesome
Any particular reason?
Just in curious mode, and without Google at my fingertips, this gives me access to wisdom, or at least correctness. There are 59,000 words there and I probably know a tenth of them.
Curious mode, eh?
Yes. That time and place where inquiry and advancement intersect. The more you know the more you know you don't know anything at all.
I pretty much feel like that all the time.
Me too, so keeping the Webster's handy eliminates the bad habit of knowing only half a word's meaning, or none of it for that matter.
An interesting practice my friend.
Yeah, I am constantly amazed to find what I thought a word to mean, is actually not even close, sometimes even its opposite. And then there are the technical terms unique in a specific trade or practice. Then Latin, then slang, then…well you get the idea.
I do. Do you have a favorite, a recent example?
Sure, just this morning, for some reason, I wanted to learn a few synonyms of a commonly used word, so I looked it up.
Well, let's do this, I'll give you the synonyms and you tell me the word.
OK, I'll try, go.
Reverence, fear, wonder.