When I wear my writing hat I play with words. Saying them out loud or seeing them on a page often conjures something different from the intended meaning—at least in my mind:
- Monkey—mon key—key to a Jamaican man’s heart
- Herring—her ring—oftentimes worn to ward off would-be suitors, as in “red herring”
- Portion—poor shun—an ineffectual attempt to to ignore someone
- Keyboard—key bored—a writer who’s not “in the zone”
- Solar powered—soular powered—a person who’s plugged into Source Energy
- Petulant—pet you lent—short-term loan of your companion animal
Communication is the currency of life so it’s important to get it right (or write, as the case may be). And in this fast-paced world where it’s hard to gain and retain people’s attention, concision is vital.
Just in case you never noticed…
DAMMIT I’M MAD is DAMMIT I’M MAD spelled backwards! (I saw you check to confirm).
Are you an attentive communicator?
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“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” — Laurie Buchanan
© Laurie Buchanan 2013