“The cemeteries are full of indispensable people.”
Greetings from my aerie (lair) in arbitrary spacetime January 9, 2005, Albuquerque, New Mexico. This blog entry is my first in awhile, but one I hope will prove to be the first of many that will evolve into an ongoing online discussion of a statement that occupies my thoughts nearly every I sit down to write anything, to wit:
There are no synonyms.
In less than an hour, an event will begin. At its conclusion a few hours from now, I would like to be able to say, “We (being the Minnesota Vikings) beat the Packers at Green Bay.” I also would not mind saying, “We won the game.” Given what has so often occurred before, I might even be satisfied with, “The Packers beat us at Green Bay.” What I decidedly do not want to have to say is, “We lost the game.”
So, there you have it. Talk amongst yourselves.next post: It’s Only Words
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