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Question: What is the BIGGEST word you've seen used in a book lately- that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition and word too.
Answer: Hahaha stop and look up a word? Seriously? When I'm reading, I could care less about what big words mean because I read young adult fiction, contemporary fiction, and romance...doesn't take a genius to read them!
If the author ever uses big words constantly to the point where I would have to look them up, I would just not understand why the author is even writing that way in the first place...
I'm reading this book for pleasure, not to score a perfect on the SAT. Why would I want to interrupt my pleasant time reading the book to look up a word? I would say my vocabulary is pretty decent, so it'd have to be a really uncommon word to stump me, which would just end up being obnoxious. If an author did that, they need to stop trying to look like a smarty pants and just tell the story! You know a big word? Well congratulations!
That doesn't mean I need you to share it with me. So the authors I read keep it simple and that's just the way I like it :)
Hahaha, I loveee this! It's so true, some authors use big words way too much - like they're trying too hard to look smart. So annoying.ReplyDelete
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Yes. Best answer ever. :)
LOL, love your answer and so true. This book I am reading has tons of big words some I know some have me scratching my head but I don't usually look it up just continue unless I am on my Kindle. But my word this week I just had to know and since we had this question I had a good excuse to look it up.ReplyDelete
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I love Nicholas Sparks's books too! It's so sad and romantic. LOL. Which one is your favorite? I like The Last Song the best.
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Hi Jessica! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I rarely if ever stop to look up words either. If I don't know it, I usually just take in the context in the paragraph and assume what I think the word means is right. But I remembered after doing my FF post that I did look up a word from David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. It was "Peregrinations" I had never heard that one before!ReplyDelete
Your answer was unexpected.... hahaha!! I think sometimes authors use big words for a variety so they aren't using the same words over and over again... at least that's what I think! Here is mine: Angela's Anxious LifeReplyDelete
Good answer! That's exactly what I believe, which is why the question took me by surprise when I first read it.ReplyDelete
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Love the gifs! haha! I agree with you on YA books and big words!ReplyDelete
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Sounds right! I can usually infer meaning of words based on context though! Although with Harry Potter it was more like I wanted to know the pronunciation more than anything!ReplyDelete
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Ha ha! Very true! I read and write those genres, so I'll remember this post next time I'm writing and decide to put my fancy pants on! >.<ReplyDelete
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Great answer. I agree, which is why I went with a book of slang rather than a word. Thanks for stopping by, Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
Awesome answer, and I agree with you I always hated it when authors would put huge words in their book. Especially when they put a lot of huge words in their book.ReplyDelete
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Haha. I agree with you for the most part. I almost never look up a word I don't know. Well, usually I can figure out the meaning based on the context.ReplyDelete
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LOL. Great animation! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Friday! (Old Follower).ReplyDelete
Love Mary Poppins! I definitely feel like that somedays. I don't look up definitions while reading for pleasure either. Old follower.ReplyDelete
Hopping through. Hilarious answer! I don't mind big words but there's a fine line between big words here and there and being pretentious.ReplyDelete
More often than not, I find you can figure out the meaning of a word based on its context, especially if it's used more than once.ReplyDelete
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Enjoy! your week-end,blogging by.ReplyDelete
I believe you do have a point.ReplyDelete
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I totally agree! I find it a little pretentious when big words are thrown all over the place.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't usually look up words either. New follower via GFC.ReplyDelete
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Thanks true. I don't want to feel as if I'm taking an exam when I'm supposed to be taking a break from all that.ReplyDelete
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