Words To Make Me Seem Smart

April 27, 2010

Thomas Edison by the age of nine had read The Penny Encyclopedia, Sears’s History of the World, Hume’s History of England, and Gibbon’s Rome.

Crazy, I know.  But Thomas Edison, while reading these books would not pass a word that he didn’t know without figuring out what the word meant.  I know from college textbooks that if you don’t know a word, you just skip over it (or is that just me?).

In an attempt to catch up to Thomas Edison, I plan on matching his effort and determination by…implementing a new word in each blog post from here on out.

I know what you’re thinking…that I am so smart for thinking of this idea.  Well let me stop you there, because this is actually my brilliant wife’s idea.

Either way, I thought it would be a great way for me to broaden my vocabulary.  This way I can seem smarter to the people I natter with and to the people who read this blog–all 4 of’em–my mom doesn’t even read…  😦  Don’t worry, I’m in counseling about it  🙂

Natterto talk socially without exchanging too much information (according to freedictionary.com)

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