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Quick Write 112411 "51 out of 4073"

I think I’ve been carried away with the November 19 blog post on "rabbit blog". I haven’t done any formal date collection, but I guess it’s approximately 1 to 50 ratio with which I could encounter such an article that instantly captures my heart and makes me read over and over again. The first thing I’d do when I’ve found such a written gem is to copy and paste the piece in MS Word file to print it out, take it with me to reread and check unfamiliar words when/wherever possible. Then, I start rereading it both silently and aloud to absorb its vocabulary, sentence construction, organization, rhythm, tempo, vibe, metaphor, and everything that the article has to render. During one-hour train ride, (the commute is actually a lot longer, but I had other work-related things to do on train) I kept looking up the following words and phrases from the piece that I’d like to learn and use in my speaking and writing as well as for more effective reading.

ardent, take the plunge, plague, be perched on, glom onto, nebbish, shake the idea, my M.O., irrefutably, jib with, be banished to, bemoan, be flummoxed, yadda yadda yadda, douchbag, incessantly, perennial, vouch for, inexorably, trudge, oft, shrew, ellipse, super-swell, golly-gee, meat Chiclets, f***wad, dickrat, wifey, fumbly, slick, run-on-sentences, delirium, jaunty, deconstruction, squishy, wilty, wage a campaign, compelling, undercurrent, grapple with, be enamored, swagger, secret ***** hound, perversely, flinch, reductive, slob, milk, machination, squeamish

As you see, there are rather explicit words and phrases that I can’t instantly think of the occasions in which I could use, but it’s so nice to learn 51 new words and phrases from only one single piece of 4073 words. It’s 1 to 79.15 ratio, by the way.

(30 minutes / 295 words)

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"Modus operandi (plural modi operandi) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as 'mode of operation'. The term is used to describe someone's habits or manner of working, their method of operating or functioning. In English, it is frequently shortened to M.O."

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