Shiras Moose - Grand Teton National Park

While out for my morning hike and listening to NPR on my phone, I once again lamented my diminishing vocabulary. I likely use a broader range of words in every day conversation and writing than I realize, but I frequently feel my word choices to be lacking. So I got the idea that I would look at the dictionary.com word of the day each morning and challenge myself to include that word in the day’s writing efforts.

I was a bit flummoxed at first when I saw that today’s word was moosemilk. I mean, really? Moosemilk? But then I remembered that just a couple of hours earlier I’d started making notes for a story that requires a long list of names of alcoholic beverages. Score! I laughed out loud and immediately added “moosemilk” to my outlining.

I doubt I’ll be so lucky in subsequent daily words, but a girl can hope.



Creative Commons photo: Shiras Moose – Grand Teton National Park by Al_HikesAZ.



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  • 8 January 2015 at 17:49
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