I ran across a new word (new to me, anyway) this week that pretty much nutshells the attitude of several people with whom I’ve had the misfortune to interact recently: solipsistic. As in, “I had to break up with Ralph because he was way too solipsistic.”
What do you think it means? Seriously – give me some response here. I’m dying to see all guesses.
Now c’mon, don’t whip out your phone and look it up; let’s have a little fun guessing first. In fact, I’m gonna throw out a few other word games that require responses and give you a few days to marinate on them before I post the answers. Don’t spoil the sport and look them up, but feel free to consult with the (human) word nerd in your life then comment below. Let’s see what you’ve got.
Okay, ready, literary jocks? Here goes …
Tricky Words. Do you know the difference?
effect/affect whose/who’s further/farther then/than insure/ensure its/it’s anxious/eager
The Importance of Correct Punctuation:
The placement of a comma can change the entire meaning. Which version of this letter would you prefer to receive?
Example 1: Dear Jane,
I want a woman who knows what love is all about. You are kind, generous, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other women. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be happy forever – will you let me be yours?
I want a woman who knows what love is. All about you are kind, generous, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other women, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?
I’d like to thank my parents, the Pope, and Mother Teresa.
I’d like to thank my parents, the Pope and Mother Teresa.
Name three (English) words that start with the letters dw.
What is an ellipsis and when should you use it? (No, it has nothing to do with eclipses.)
What’s the difference between first, second and third person points of view?
Okay, dearest BBFFs (Blessed Blog Friends Forever) get going – I’m anxious (or is that eager???) to hear from you!!!