Monday, November 20, 2006

building my vocabulary

I love words. And I love learning new ones.

Just after I went on leave to start treatment, a friend got me hooked on online scrabble (I know, the pixies are a bit weird but the site is well run and I love the rythm of their version of an online Scrabble game, where players are notified over email that it's their turn).

There are, however, words that I have learned in the last year that have not given me pleasure:




Especially metastatic. A word I didn't know a year ago that I now think about every day.

What's the old rule for learning a word? Use it five times and it's mine for life?

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