Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Avocation #201011
07/06/11 01:46 PM
07/06/11 01:46 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
U
Uburoi Offline OP
stranger
Uburoi  Offline OP
stranger
U
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
You're kidding, right? Both uses of avocation in your example show it to be something other than regular work, or vocation. Tut-tut!

Re: Avocation [Re: Uburoi] #201015
07/06/11 04:03 PM
07/06/11 04:03 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,157
Land of the Flat Water
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,157
Land of the Flat Water
Anything for a discussion.
WELCOME UBEROI


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Avocation [Re: LukeJavan8] #201016
07/06/11 04:27 PM
07/06/11 04:27 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,154
British Columbia, Canada
Z
Zed Offline
Pooh-Bah
Zed  Offline
Pooh-Bah
Z
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,154
British Columbia, Canada
Hi Uberoi
This quote is talking about Ms. Sullivan's main job not her hobby. You could switch to the word vocation without changing the meaning.

Quote:
"For librarian Maureen Sullivan, the world of libraries is much more than an avocation."
James Craven; Groups to Honor Librarian; The Bulletin (Norwich, Connecticut); Jun 20, 2011.



Last edited by Zed; 07/06/11 04:29 PM.

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,883
Posts224,832
Members9,056
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Nikki1221, Veezkneez, LOC, Luna, wordie
9056 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 229 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
LOC 1
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,157
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.017s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 3.0791 MB (Peak: 3.2094 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-06-21 04:53:37 UTC