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                    Words are flying out like
                   Endless rain into a paper cup
                   They slither while they pass
                    They slip away across the universe

Lennon and McCartney

I was blessed with a mind for numbers.  I remember them,  I see them, I understand them.    I look at survey maps and see that they are geometrically impossible.   I get angry at baseball announcers who mis-calculate the batting average.  I can do it in my head. 
 
                                    

I give it up in a second to remember words.   The mind does funny things.   Tell me ten digits and I can repeat them back verbatim.  Give me ten words and I'll remember two.   

I love words.   I hate misuse of words.  I am often guilty of misuse. I keep a dictionary on my desk at all times.  I use an on line thesaurus.  I'll never be a wordsmith.   I just want to do better. 
                     
                        If a Sesquipedalian were I,
                      Collocation I could then apply,
             But to me, expression has never been facile
                      So periodically I sound like a Yokel
    Except with the help of Mr. Webster,  the words I'll try to Supply



By the way, use the dictionary to look up sesquipedalian!                                       

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jellomarx
Dec. 29th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
You've topped me. I'm taking out Webster to understand what you've said.

Jello

Edited at 2007-12-29 07:29 pm (UTC)
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