OK, you guys have to decide which one is going to be Jane.
In one corner we have the Bombastic Belletrist by the Bay, and in the other, the Cantankerous Canadian Karen.
No ID is required and ballot harvesting is encouraged.
So, "belletrist" . . . had to look that up. Increased my vocabulary by one. It's not like "Yeah, I've seen that word before, but I'm not really sure what it means." That's a word that I cannot recall ever hearing or seeing before.
It's hard for me to imagine how williegoat comes up with it. Who talks like that? I guess it could be from something that he read, but if I were going to set myself the task of finding a book or an article that uses "belletrist" and finding it without using a search engine . . . I dunno. Hiding out inside a book review inside an issue of Rolling Stone? That's the first idea that comes to my mind.
Originally posted by williegoat: But, does it not aptly define how you view your contributions to this forum?
It's the perfect word for my aspirations when I come here to message.
Not every time. I do have a casual or directly conversational mode where I just want to respond to something that's been said here and respond without any "fanfare" or without anything "extra." That's how this message is meant to be perceived.
If I had another clearly defined thought at this moment, I would go with it.
Yeah, it's that kind of day for me. At least as it stands right now.