I’ve been thinking about the New Year again. As you will have already read (no one reads this blog) I have decided that in 2013 I will read and review 20 assorted novels and write 13 short stories. That one still stands.
Then, I was sent a link to this: The Plain English Campaign (for the record I think this is a very good idea)and thought why not use it to increase my vocabulary too? Well, I read their A to Z of Alternative Words for those pompous moments and I use most of them regularly. The only words I have not used before (out of 35 pages full) were:
- ameliorate (improve, help)
- axiomatic (obvious)
- evince (prove)
- ex officio (because of his or her position)*
- hold in abeyance (postpone)
- profusion of (plenty)
- promulgate (advertise)
- pursuant to (under)
* singing in carols doesn’t count
I guess I’ll have to find a different way to learn some words. Any ideas? I should probably concentrate on German really. I shall look into appropriate ways to make this happen.
Also, I have decided it’s a sensible thing to write a list of the books I want to read. I hear lots of people do this.
And finally, not just cleaning up your home…