Words Matter Week 2011: day 3

Today’s topic: What is your favorite quote about words? Why?

Here’s one:

Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very;” your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain

And here’s my fave:
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. ~Mark Twain

Because it’s so, so true. The thesaurus is your friend. Visit it often.

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