Judy Hagey

Freelance Editor - Writer

Word of the Week – parsimonious

One of the fascinating aspects, and for wordsmiths advantages, of the English language are the multiple synonyms for some words. While they may not all have the same degree of meaning or intensity, they certainly give a writer some options. Take parsimonious, for example. Not familiar with it? How about stingy? Cheap? Tight? Tightwad? Or […]

Word of the Week: duel – dual

The playbill identified the high school student as duel enrolled at the local college. I wanted to check out the school catalog and learn more about this dueling class. It's highly unlikely I'd have found it. It's more likely I would have learned about the policies and procedures governing dual enrollment, a common practice for […]

Hiatus

It wasn’t intentional. I didn’t plan to take a three-month hiatus from blogging. But the longer I was away, the easier it was and the more readily the excuses came. First, there was the website refresh. I could have blogged while that was in process, but being technologically inept, I was never quite certain whether […]

Word of the Week – delusional

  Humor is usually a good way to make a point. And this picture makes the point I needed to make with a recent client who had difficulty making the distinction between deluded and diluted. Yet another pair of words that sound alike, but should not be used interchangeably. Our young lady on the unicorn […]

Stuck

I have a torus palatinus. No, that’s not some obscene fetish. An oral tori is bony growth that occurs on the palate or jaw. Common, harmless, and normally painless, mine is on the roof of my mouth and doesn’t usually bother me. Except. Except when a piece of food gets stuck in the narrow crevice […]