Writers’ Blokke
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Writers’ Blokke

Pretentiousness

What is wrong with the word beauteous?

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When I was ten years old, I asked my father to give me a big word for think. (I must have been writing something like an essay about my summer vacation.) My father showed me Roget’s Thesaurus, taught me how to find words in it, and then tried to give me some advice: “The best words you can use are the words that nobody will notice — learn those words.” But I didn’t take…

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John Douglas Porter

John Douglas Porter

John Porter manages his family’s cattle ranch in California, where he also writes screenplays and stories.

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