The Right Word

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. It's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." - Mark Twain
sciguy18 sciguy18
56-60, M
2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

If I'm writing something, the whole flow can come grinding to a halt if I can't think of the right word. It's no use using the same word twice in as many sentences - that's even worse.<br />
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I also believe that two words don't necessarily mean the same thing. "Jealous" and "envious" are not quite the same, for example. They have similar meanings, but not identical ones. There are lots of words like that - where the differences can only be expressed in very subtle ways.<br />
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Words are important. So I completely agree with you.

They're pretty powerful little things, words. <br />
Best, I guess to try to get them right whenever possible.