Less intimidating thesaurus
You may recollect that I'm a playwright and fiction writer, and I enjoy using a varying set of writing prompts for those genres, especially in my Beginning Playwriting class.
Where to Begin I titled this column "I Am," not merely because of my intense love of Neil Diamond, but also because this is the first poem I assign to my kids.
All lexicographers, regardless of where on the prescriptivist/descriptivist spectrum they fall, like to tell you they are totally objective when writing their dictionaries.
They get worked up into a veritable froth if you suggest otherwise, maybe even raising their voices to conversational levels and daring to make eye contact when they tell you that you are . Notice how they conveniently fail to talk about thesauruses when objectivity comes up.
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