As part of my new blogging venture I am trying something new. It is mostly for my own benefit but I hope that it will also benefit my readers. (I am officially up to 3 readers – yay!) I want to share a new word every week. I will research its meaning(s) and origin, share other sources on the subject, and hopefully write an entry focused on the use of the word or its meaning. After all, a blog called What Are Words For? should seek out the purpose of words, how we use them, why we use them, etc.
I will likely post my “Word of the Week” articles on Saturdays, since that’s when I seem to have the most time; However, please don’t hold me to that commitment. As this is a new blog, it’s easy for me to believe I will keep up on a weekly basis. I would LIKE to believe it for myself, but sometimes things come up and I am well aware of my humanity. I embrace my inconsistencies. Right now I am off work, and have been since Friday afternoon (the last 4 1/2 days if you’re counting) because I am battling a case of the Shingles – ON MY FACE (damn chicken pox). I have a ton of time on my hands, can’t really stand to be out in the sun, and I get bored easily, so right now it’s easy. To make promises of weekly posts chalked full of worthwhile information may be stretching it a bit. I am not really sure at this point, so please accept my apologies in advance if I post too early, too late, or not at all. It’s not that I believe ANYONE would agonize in waiting for my next post. This isn’t exactly nail-biting material, but I try very hard to be a woman of my word. Now that I have the preliminary disclaimers out of the way…
The Word of the Week for July 21-27 is Brevity
I encourage you to look it up, research it for yourself, and come back here this weekend to see what I have found. I would also love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comments! I may not reply right away, but I will try very hard to keep up with comments/messages. Happy word hunting!