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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Have you discovered the joy of lex? Would you characterize yourself as tending towards heteronyms or homonyms? Or would you just be content being an autonym? Given a choice, would you rather go for a toponym or retronym? Well, I understand if you would rather not share such intimate details of your lexical adventures with just anyone. But remember, no matter what your personal preferences happen to be, always practice safe lex. Do not engage in discourse--whether oral or graphical--with strangers. But don't hesitate to use this week's nyms, words about words, to expand your lexical repertoire.
heteronym: same spelling, different sound and meaning: lead (verb),
autonym (O-tuh-nim) noun
1. A person's own name, as distinguished from a pseudonym.
2. A work published under the real name of the author.
[From auto- (self) + -onym (name).]
"The second half of the book is a comprehensive master list of series
characters, listed alphabetically by author autonym. Each entry is
followed by the author's pseudonym, series character, and all series
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
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