Words! As writers, surely we all love them them, so I highly recommend you stop by Story Empire today to take a look at Joan Hall’s post. It’s fun, interesting, and educational, all at once. While you’re there, please consider passing it along on social media so others can enjoy it too. Thanks, and thanks to Joan for a fun look at language! Great post! 🙂

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you on this hot July day. Hey, we’ve made it halfway through 2020! That’s an accomplishment. But I prefer not to write about the year some people refer to as the twilight zone.

Honestly, I have a couple of topics for future posts, but I haven’t put them together. So, today I thought I’d write a lighthearted post about something near and dear to all authors.


A few weeks ago, the SE authors were chatting about words that aren’t often used these days. Dastardly, meaning wicked and cruel, is one of my favorites. Can’t help but think of Dick Dastardly and Mutley. (I love to hear Mutley laugh.)

The English language is forever changing. Words that once were common are now almost obscure, while others are used regionally.

  • Skedaddle – to flee; run away hurriedly
  • Rapscallion – a mischievous person
  • Gobsmacked – astonished; utterly…

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6 thoughts on “Words

    • Me, too! And old words make me smile. Oh, I just remembered one I love: “blatherskite.” 😀 I’ll have to tell Joan. (For anyone who hasn’t heard it before, it basically means “blabbermouth, only funnier. 😀 )

      Thanks for stopping by, Diana! 🙂

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  1. My Scottish grandmother used ‘blatherskite’ and it’s just one of those words that I seem to have absorbed by familial osmosis. Thanks for the share. x

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    • And why not? While new words get added to the lexicon all the time, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have to abandon the old ones, especially when many of them are such colorful words. I love them! Glad you enjoyed this share, too, Trish. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 ❤


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