I’ve got a bit of a secret. You see, I’m a lover of words. I’m not a great writer, or a good speller, and I couldn’t solve a crossword puzzle to save my life, but I still love words. That being the case, you’d maybe think that I would use larger words more often. Nope. I like small words, because they generally get the point across a lot more clearly. I’m not one of those writers who pepper their prose with $10 words, and claim that if you don’t understand them then you mustn’t be educated enough. Hey, not everyone loves words.
So, to indulge my passion, I took a trip over to the library on Tuesday afternoon. (The library is a wonderful place for word lovers and book lovers.) After poking around in all the usual places (why do people steal books?!), I took a trip over to the language section. There were several books just waiting for me to take home. Books about the creation of dictionaries (more exciting then it sounds), books on word etymology, books on the development of writing, and even a book on the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics. I wonder why I didn’t think to look in this section before. I’m hoping that by delving more into the mechanics of our language, that my writing will improve. I mean, the more you know the better you are, right?
Hey, I’ve got another secret to share… I also love numbers. They talk to me. 🙂