When I first saw the picture for this day I wondered why they used orange slices. Duh! Orange is one of those words that has no rhyme. There are a few others, but for as many words as there are, very few. I’ll list some of them: arugula, beige, blitzed, chaos, circle, circus, fiend, film, gulf, kiln, midst, month, music, pint, purple, rhythm, silver, siren, toilet, width, woman.
It seems we could make a really interesting sentence using a whole bunch of those words strung together. Have fun trying. I tried to think if maybe we used an Irish brogue or southern drawl we come up with some words that sounded like they rhymed. I gave up, not having either a brogue or a drawl.
So let’s look at the (NOR REASON) part of this day. I hope you don’t mind my going off on a tangent. I am currently reading a book that has so many words I have never seen before, mostly verbs, that I am questioning the writer’s goal. I read to be entertained, not to take a vocabulary class. My husband and I looked up one of the words last night and couldn’t come close to understanding why the author thought it was the right word to use in the context of his sentence. I was glad it wasn’t just me that didn’t get it!
I have had the occasion to enjoy meals with doctors, lawyers, and professors. I have had people from those same professions in my quilting classes, and I have never met anyone that uses the big words they know while in general conversation. They talk like anyone else does when around the table with friends. So, why do authors do that, and why do their agents and publishers think it is all right? Maybe I should be more open minded and enjoy the opportunity to learn, but it takes me out of the rhythm of the story.
I have often been told I write like I talk and I’m proud of that. As you can see from my blogs, no big words here, just down home memories. Many years ago I can remember using; the car was purple and going as slow as maple syruple…. I wonder what the context of the conversation was.