Thursday, January 4, 2007

The Adventure of Adventure

I get lost in words sometimes. Literally. My new favourite toy is the Visual Thesaurus. Quite simply, an online tool used to look words up. Roget, without the dated, dog-eared yellow cover.

Today, just because, I typed in “adventure.” The visual thesaurus shape-shifted until a connected word-web appeared around “adventure” with new related words to link to, including risk, gamble, stake, escapade, and dangerous undertaking. By chance, I clicked onto “chance,” which happened to lead me to “happen,” which passed me off to “pass off,” which faded into “fade,” and ended up at “disappearance.”

And that is how I get lost in words.

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