I love words. But sometimes this romance is a curse.
I am not a word expert. But I should be.
I read and write. A lot. Oh, and I’m a journalist.
Words are my foundation — bricks for building stories. My touchstones for telling it as it is. And always, always my friends … for being there when I need them.
But … I am not a word expert. I keep a dictionary nearby. If you’re in a newsroom you can just shout.
“Help! Who knows the rule on lay vs. lie?”
“No one!” someone shouts back. “Find a different word.”