Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.
Today’s word is wordsmith.
When I heard she was a wordsmith, I instantly thought she’d try to pull the wool over my eyes like a politician.
You know the type. A lot of of big words artfully strung together to sound appealing but say nothing.
One of my former teachers sometimes marked essays with a VG. It didn’t stand for “very good”. It stood for “verbal garbage”. I learned how to spot a ‘scammer’ a long time ago. So, when she ‘waltzed’ into my office flashing a stunning smile , I folded my arms.
“Ms. Tuttle, please have a seat.”
“Oh, call me Suzanne.”
“I’ve read your resume. It’s impressive. But how might your experience with writing children’s books be advantageous to my travel business?”.
“Thank-you, sir. It would A… be adventurous. B… be beautiful. C… be creative. D… be deliberative. E…”
“Wait, just tell me in your own everyday words if you don’t mind.”
“Absolutely. Well, One… I have managed to convince kids to do things they resist doing. Two… I’ve challenged kids to use their eyes. Three…”.
[Making air quotes]
I thought your talent was based on being a “wordsmith”? You were brought in to create brochures that’ll seduce clients.”
“Oh no sir… I make word lists. I reduce concepts to a six year old understanding. I don’t seduce anything.”
“Um… on your way out, would you kindly try to explain to my secretary that she’s fired?”.
FOWC with Fandango — Wordsmith – This, That, and The Other (fivedotoh.com)