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Words must be weighed and not counted…


What is The Watchword?

Language makes up one of the most important aspects our of lives.  It’s how we communicate.  It’s how we form thoughts.  And it’s how we conduct the everyday business of living.  It’s estimated that an educated person has a vocabulary of about 60,000 – 75,000 words.  That may seem like a lot, but take out words that apply to contemporary items and it’s actually less than the average from 100 years ago.  Just pick up a novel from the early 20th century and note the rich vocabulary and words that are no longer used.

The Watchword is simply a blog about language and words – especially uncommon words and uncommon definitions of everyday words.  My hope is that you find the presentation entertaining and educational, and even find ways to incorporate some of these words into your everyday vocabulary.

About the Author

The author, David Settle, lives in Austin, Texas and is a mild-mannered CFO by day and a word maven by night, weekends, and other odd times where it fits into my schedule.  Words are my avocation.  I am currently working on several word books and will be posting more details in the future. If you’d like to contact me directly, write me at words@austin.rr.com.

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