There are two activities in life that are essential to one's happiness. The first is to have one's day (to explore, engage, and enjoy life), and the second is to say one's say (to say the words to oneself and/or others that are worth saying).
An Uncommon Vocabulary is an exercise in saying one's say. Simply put, it is an A-to-Z book of common words and phrases that are described in ways better suited to them, in the opinion of the author.
The concepts described herein are working definitions, definitions that can be brought to mind to facilitate one's thinking and actions within particular circumstances.
When a working definition is properly occasioned (brought to mind at the appropriate time and in the appropriate circumstances), advantageous effects flow from it. In this way one's personal narrative (thinking vocabulary) is made richer and more rewarding, and one becomes more coherent and positive in dealing with everyday events.
©2012, 2014 Jim Boyd (P)2015 Jim Boyd
I am listening to something everyday!
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I am an author and comedy writer
More depth to the words chosen, such as humerus quips or even a bit of backround to the words that were picked.
One thing he could have done was use sentences to illustrate a unique perspective or otherwise.
Perfect for this
It had great potential but sadly misses so much
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Quite simply, some methods are better than others when it comes to building your vocabulary. Unfortunately, I don't consider the method used in this audiobook to be an effective way to grow your vocabulary.
The narrator's method is as follows: state the vocabulary word, and then define the vocabulary word; recite the next vocabulary word, and then define the next vocabulary word, etc.
As an educator, I can tell you that this is NOT an effective way to build your vocabulary! The narrator should at least use each new vocabulary word in a sentence (remember, the narrator merely defines each vocabulary word)!
I was disappointed by this audiobook...
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The narrator was a pleasure to listen to.
Her voice was melodic.
This book is a dictionary. It defines common and uncommon words in new ways. I might have enjoyed it more as a print book where I could jump around at my own whim, but overall it was enjoyable. If you like words and their definitions, you will enjoy this. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
A good listen makes for an amazing day!
The way it presented common and uncommon words through a viable learning listening medium. A great way to expand vocabulary and apply to real life situations.
The uncommon never looked so cool :)
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A sequential presentation of words and phrases with interpretations as indicated. An excellent resource for readers and authors alike, as well as useful for those involved in public speaking. See publisher's blurb.
Ms Will did an excellent job of keeping it from being a boring exercise, but it would be better as Whispersync.
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I haven't read a print or electronic version. I might suggest it would be helpful to have such a visual in front of you.
At some point within a few minutes there's a ahh hah I get it now moment.
This is an idea, thinking book. I didn't perceive a definitive "character". The narration was upbeat and did make for an enjoyable listen
It's short and entertaining. Personally, I was able to listen in one session.
Thought provoking. Entertaining narration.
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A thoughtful exploration of the "real" meanings of words and phrases - Highly recommended for those seeking open-mindedness and well-founded beliefs - An excellent narration by Angelina Will
80% of my day my ear has a story running it. *LOL*
makes u look at words and quotes in a whole different way, but just not the book for me. sorry.
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