On language skills

I am a reader. A reader of books, of magazines, of newspapers, of the dictionary, of tomato soup labels. If it is in front of me and has writing on it, I read it. I have loved words as long as I can remember. Growing older, my love for words has not changed, but the ability to pull them out of my brain at exactly the moment I need them has. You know those moments. When a quick response is required. A quip to put some upstart in their place or descriptive words to define a moment. Perhaps this difficulty has always been there and I am just noticing it more. This morning is a perfect example. The word was “subterfuge”. Perfectly fine word and exactly what I needed at the moment. One hour later, I have the word but no need to use it. Too late!

Now, if I could just remember how to pronounce it……………

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