Blog is out, Whims are in. This year I want to introduce you to my new Whims page: Word Hawk.
Words, language, human communication. I won’t give you a history lesson. We’ve all heard about the cave painting in Lascaux, France, and more recently, Chauvet. But from a relatively simple vocabulary, language has flourished and is always germinating with old roots and new stems.
As a writer I love words. Some make me wonder, some make me laugh, and some make me repeat them aloud just to hear the sound they make.
I’m fascinated by the history of a word; when it came into being and from whence it was born. These are the aspects I plan to explore in this blog. I want to share my passion with you and hopefully, interest you in words and meanings.
(HOPEFULLY— a word that purists have tried to block from the English language for many, many years, but wide public use finally won out and as of the early 1930s the word became standard English, appearing in dictionaries.)
Another goal of this blog is to create a dialog. If you have words you’ve heard, or are curious about, or love, please share them below. I may use it in a future post.
Look for my first word, Jan 8th.