Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Solecism – Wordplay Wednesday™ 08/30/17

Silly but Not Stupid or Rude 

When time is of the essence
and no words come to you
Sit back, close your eyes
and …  
Think about all the other times words rolled off your tongue and you wish they hadn’t!

There is simply no rhyme or reason.

solecism (sälʹɘ sizʹɘm) n. 1) a violation of the conventional usage, grammar, etc., of a language, as in ungrammatical use of words (Ex.: “We done it” for “We did it”); 2) a violation of good manners, breach of etiquette; 3) a mistake or impropriety. [WW #127] 

Now that you’ve had a break, and maybe a chuckle, or feeling contrite recalling a faux pas, back to work and wake your muse up … the right words will come … unless of course, they’re on the left!

OK, I’m finished. I promise.

Word Challenge: solecism. Good manners seem to have fallen into disrepair in nearly every aspect of our lives—not just in grammar. Has your writing and perhaps even your demeanor, succumbed to “dumbing down”? Think about it as you fit solecism into your week of proper writings.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 



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