Friday, March 18, 2011

This and that

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THE SECRET OF WRITING: "Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret." - Matthew Arnold

SWIRL OF WORDS: I've mentioned a few times here that I love the swirl of words, the fine way that writers put ink to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

I enjoy a sentence from Nicholas Evans' The Horse Whisperer:

"It rained for eight days without taking a breath."
I realize that it's probably a mixed metaphor, but I like it.

TODAY'S WORD: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary. It's a lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica dust.

TODAY IN HISTORY: On March 18, 1852 in New York City, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join with several other investors to launch their namesake business.

GREETINGS: Welcome to the followers of this blog. I hope this is worth your time.

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