Words Matter


Post by Auntie Vice

Words matter to me. They always have. I love the bon mot.

When I was in academics and politics, people didn’t worry too much about individual words other than the few that make a big difference in legal implications (e.g., the difference between “and” and “or” in licensing requirements).

I started writing poetry and doing stand-up to force my brain to thing differently. Both require the writer to be more succinct and really look for the perfect word.

Comedy has now also given me the perfect way to explain to people why the exact right word is so necessary. If the key reveal line in Star Wars was “Luke, I am your daddy,” it would have been a very different scene.

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