9.24.2010

vocabulary guide

An interesting thing has begun happening here at the Runaway Sentence this week. Google is sending people over here who are seeking help with word usage. So now, I am getting a lot of traffic here from people who searched for "how to use [blank] in a sentence." In the last two days alone, people from around the world sought help with using the following words in a sentence:
accommodating
ambivalent
asparagus
burlesque
demote
earning
escalate
exuberant
futile
misgiving
persist
raucous
reclusive
runaway
settle
uncanny
Who knew there was such a great need for vocabulary help? People, I am here for you. If you are here seeking help with using your words, just let me know. I can be your guide.

And now that you are here, please stay a while. Browse around. Lots of interesting reading and word choices here. Much raucous exuberance. Misgivings, sometimes. All in service of writing and language. All good.

10 comments:

  1. To settle for a reclusive runaway is futile. Do not persist with your exuberant misgivings -- the uncanny escalates into an ambivalent burlesque. Better to be accommodating by earning asparagus. Demote!

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  2. gold star, er a promotion for Motormouth!

    i was thinking maybe i had used all of these words at one time or another on the RS, maybe. or Google is just sending every single person who needs help with using words in a sentence over here.

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  3. excellent question, Steve!
    i'm guessing that most people actually know how to use the word fuck in a sentence.
    good to know you've been fucking paying attention.

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  4. I disagree. I think they mostly use it in anger and miss the wonderful charged way in which you used it. My first wife had an absolutely delicious "wanna fuck?". I could never say no, even when things went bad. Yes, I pay attention.

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  5. all right then, people, if you need help using the word fuck in appropriate and delectable ways, i am here for you. i can be your guide, if you will.

    and thanks and love to you, Steve. fuck yeah.

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  6. "Husband," she said, in her most absolutely delicious voice, "Wanna fuck?"

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  7. You’re awfully accommodating to devote such an uncanny amount of your time in the futile pursuit of helping those who persist in their raucous, runaway misuse of words, It’s uncanny how ambivalent these burlesque-show rejects seem when it comes to proper word use. It’s no misgiving on my part to admit that I think it a futile exercise at best. But, then again, I’m more of the reclusive type, willing to settle for earning my way into the poor-house rather than demote my linguistic skills into a device to artificially escalate the words of exuberant dullards who couldn’t out-smart asparagus.

    I had a similiar exercise in a writing class once. Everyone in class came up with a word (the more obscure the better), then we had to write a paragraph utilizing every word.

    (I did great except for the word "trundle")

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  8. eric "bubba" alder, you left out the word "fuck." sheesh!

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