Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Opus 2022-067: Synonyms

Synonyms are wonderful and useful tools.  In case you don’t remember, a synonym is a word that means almost the same as another word.  An example would be red and scarlet.  Another might be cold and icy.  A third would be brain dead and Democrat.  That was unkind, true, but unkind.

Synonyms can be used negatively.  You can pick a little known word to confuse people too lazy to get out the dictionary.  You might say someone had a froward outlook on life and some might think it a compliment.  You also have some writers who like to string out eight or ten synonyms in a row.  They are either getting paid by the word or have an essay due with a certain number of words.

There are times you use synonyms to help communicate.  You can pick them for emphasis.  You also can use them for nuance.  Repetition stresses a point.  Nuance points out differences and qualities.  A good writer knows when to be brief and when to go for the long bomb.

Happy reading and writing.

homo unius libri


  1. LOL! I read the first paragraph and nearly choked on my coffee, I couldn't stop true!

    1. Might I suggest a stronger coffee?

      Grace and peace


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.