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Which Word Wednesday: Naked vs. Nude

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Over the weekend, we had the joy of visiting with dear friends—friends who indulge my love for language by contributing entries for Which Word Wednesday. After coming across some discussion about the difference between naked and nude, they knew it was just the sort of WWW match-up I like. Let’s…

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Which Word Wednesday: Podium vs. Lectern

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If you’ve ever given a speech—for work, class, church, etc.—then you’ve likely encountered the words selected for today’s Which Word Wednesday post. So here’s my question for you: When giving a speech, do you stand behind the podium or the lectern? These words are often used interchangeably, but careful speakers…

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Which Word Wednesday: Anxious vs. Eager

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Have you been anxiously awaiting this week’s Which Word Wednesday? Well, I truly hope not. I would feel awful if WWW was generating that sort of emotional state within my beloved readers. It would be fabulous, however, if you were eager with anticipation. What’s the difference? I’m so glad you…

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Which Word Wednesday: Titled vs. Entitled

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It’s Wednesday, the day crowned Which Word Wednesday here at The Patch. This post series gives us reason to explore word meanings and usage. Delightful, isn’t it? Today’s Which Word quandary is a battle between titled and entitled, as in: This blog is [titled / entitled] Filling My Patch of…

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