Which Word Wednesday

Which Word Wednesday: Peruse vs. Skim

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Do you have favorite words? My guess is you do. Each of us has a preferred vocabulary storehouse from which we draw to think, speak, and write. My vocabulary storehouse holds some words simply because of how they sound rolling off the tongue. These are the words I use generously—words…

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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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Which Word Wednesday: Regime vs. Regimen

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Welcome to the first installment of Which Word Wednesday, in which we explore word meanings and usage. Today’s word quandary is a battle between regime and regimen. A friend of mine submitted this example after twice hearing celebrities state something like this: I have a strict exercise and diet regime….

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