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Writer's equivalent of "articulate"

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Topic: 4) Writer's equivalent of 'articulate' (1 of 5), Read 96 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 12:52 PM

Holly Smith Ritter, of Ellicott City, Md., writes: "If you speak well, you are articulate; if you read well, you are literate; if you write well, you are _____? Is there a comparable word to describe a good writer?"

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Topic: 4) Writer's equivalent of 'articulate' (2 of 5), Read 93 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Greg Norton (gregnorton@in-tch.com)
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 09:24 PM

On 11/18/98 12:52:42 PM, Barbara Wallraff wrote:
>Holly Smith Ritter, of
>Ellicott City, Md., writes:
>"If you speak well, you are
>articulate; if you read well,
>you are literate; if you write
>well, you are...

Literate. Applies to both reading and writing.

If you communicate well you are lucid.

Nort.




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Topic: 4) Writer's equivalent of 'articulate' (3 of 5), Read 31 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Jason Taniguchi (jasont@ccp.ca)
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 06:09 PM

From the Toronto Serial Diners Collective:
We agree that the word "literate" probably does serve double duty, but in the spirit of neologizing-for-the-hell-of-it, we suggest "bardulate": i.e., good enough to be a Bard. Etymologically weak, perhaps, but it sounds nice.

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Topic: 4) Writer's equivalent of 'articulate' (4 of 5), Read 35 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Carol Wenger (clkw@erols.com)
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 08:16 PM

While trying to find a way to use belles-lettres to coin a word, I found that one already exists--"belletristic"(accent on third syllable.)

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Topic: 4) Writer's equivalent of 'articulate' (5 of 5), Read 6 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Robert ST. James (sanrio7@aol.com)
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 1998 01:58 AM

The writer's equivalent of being "articulate"
could be "scriberly"..(scrI'- ber- lee)..Just don't pronounce it "scrib-er-lee", which would describe a lousy writer who scribbles!

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Topic: writers' 'articulate' (1 of 1), Read 24 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Kristin Streck (azelana@aol.com)
Date: Saturday, November 21, 1998 02:26 PM

Would "scribelate" work?


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