Word Play I really like words. Short and long. It doesn't matter. Complicated and simple. Learning new ones as well as recalling old favorites. All sorts of words and how they form and comprise thoughts, sentences and more.
Paragraphs become chapters then books and possibly volumes. The usage of words is far-reaching. Speeches. Soliloquies. Dialogs. As part of the chorus. And songs, of course. Plays and Movies. Words in all forms. Spoken and written. And read.
Similes. Alliteration. Idioms. Puns. All sorts of ways and interpretations. I'm quite fond of quotes. They inspire. They make us think.
Back in the day I would go through the Encyclopedia Britannica. I mean talk about some good reading material. The dictionary and the thesaurus. More favorites.
As John Henry and I have discussed in a recent comment...even the Kelly Blue Book for checking values of automobiles was a childhood personal favorite as I planned the marketing of my toy cars.
As was another favorite: the newspaper. Magazines and Brochures and Catalogs too! Oh my. Sure there were photos and pictures but merely to accompany the words.
I can seemingly go on forever and the number of quotes on the subject of words was extensive. Here are some:
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live
She has always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them.
Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.
Some people have a way with words,
and other people...
oh, uh, not have way.
Don't gobblefunk around with words
As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
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