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Best way to expand your lexicon

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by the_rookie, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. the_rookie

    the_rookie Member

    Is it jumbles? Crosswords? Reading, reading and reading?
    What works best for you?
  2. JME

    JME Member

    There's your answer. Also, I have a list of words that I like. If I'm reading and someone uses a word that I never really use, but that conveys a thought really well, I'll write it down for future use.
  3. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    I've been known on occasion to read a dictionary. Seriously. And not just for the curse words.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Shouldn't this be on the Anything Goes board?
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    What's a lexicon? ;D
  6. JME

    JME Member

    And what exactly do you mean by "to?" :mad:
  7. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Subscribe (it's free) to Dictionary.com's word of the day, then try to use 3-4 of those words a week. Some aren't really usable, but most are.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    You already know enough words. Just learn how to make those dance.
  9. JME

    JME Member

    Disagree completely. I don't believe you need to produce clunky prose that looks like you pulled most of it from the thesaurus, but being able to say things (relay your thoughts?) in a variety of ways is sort of important.
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Listen to a blend of Mike Tyson interviews and Brent Musburger broadcasts.

    "You are looking LIVE at Williamsport, Pa. ..."
  11. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Ooooh, I love your magazine! My favorite part is "How to Increase your Word Power!" That thing is really, really, really.... good .
  12. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    And what exactly does "Is" mean? [/billclinton]
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