Monday, July 12, 2010

Words are great...

I love words. I love finding just the perfect word that absolutely encapsulates the meaning and feeling of what I'm trying to convey. I was reading the introduction to The Shame of the Nation by Jonathan Kozol and came across this little gem- excoriation. It means to denounce or berate severely; to verbally flay. "To verbally flay". How fantastic is that!! Not that I would ever want to be verbally flayed but isn't that imagery just fantastic?! It goes beyond anger straight to evisceration. Love it.

3 comments:

heidikins said...

Gasp! Love. I'm writing it down in my Word Book (yes, I have a word book)(don't judge).

xox

Tova said...

I totally know what you mean. I love when you find the perfect words to describe something!

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