Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Quote of the Week!

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one."

~Baltasar Gracián

I'll admit that this quote made me chuckle. I'm guily of doing this. Thanks heavens for spell check. Although, some days even that doesn't help me come up with the word I'm looking for. *g*

There are days when I can't think of the exact word I want, especially when I'm writing a rough draft and don't want to stop long enough to figure it out. Sometimes I'll even put XXXX there until I think of the word I want.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. It's a short work week for many folks. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Anny Cook said...

Ahhhh. You need The Synonym Finder by JI Rodale, ISBN# 0878572368 (hardcover) or 0878572449 (deluxe). St. Martin's Press.

I couldn't live without it!

And I love the quote!

Kathy said...

Or you could try a Thesaurus:-)

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks for the book title, Anny.

I do have a thesaurus, Kathy. One on the computer and a paperback one. Even that doesn't help me somedays. LOL Plus, there are times I just won't stop to look up a word. When I'm writing a rough draft of a novel, I don't stop. I figure I'll catch it on the rewrite.