Word-ly inspiration


One of the ways I suggested for writers work to rejuvenate their inspiration was to read. Here’s another: listen. I love words, I love the etymology of words, learning the origin stories of phrases. I love, honestly, how examining someone’s words can tell you more about the person speaking than just what they are talking about. (Body language is rich for discovering personality like this, too, but I’ll save that for another post.)

In looking around for inspiration, I stumbled across a new (to me) podcast “A Way With Words” which — be still my linguistic heart — does exactly that, examining the English lexicon. I linked it above. Maybe you’ll find inspiration, too.

This is the one I listened to today. “Oh, for cute!”

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