Lady Rougepen Says: Avoid the Grocer’s Apostrophe

What is the grocer’s apostrophe, you ask? It’s the habit of putting an apostrophe on plural words. It is so named because grocers’ handmade signs often made that spelling mistake, such as “cigarette’s for sale” or “fresh banana’s.” It should be “cigarettes” and “bananas.”

If a word is NOT possessive, or does not contract, there is no need for an apostrophe. People are even getting away from using apostrophes in words like “straight A’s,” “CD’s,” and “1980’s.” However, you would need an apostrophe when you only mention the year in a decade, such as, “I was born in ’72.”

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Don’t Write Lazy

“Olive oil” appears nearly half a dozen times in this short paragraph. Frankly, the copywriter should have been made to revise this. It may be tempting to write “lazy” but it comes off as comical and unprofessional. I say this all the time: cut the fluff. The English language has so many beautiful words to choose from. Have fun with them.

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Presents: Spelling Mistake; Film at 11

Oops. What happened to “IMPACT” on this news station? This is simply a case of fat fingers. That occurrence makes for 80% of typos. What fat finger spelling mistake do you make or have you often seen? Let’s talk.

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Exclaims: Color Me Dismayed

Oops. What happened to “Neon”? I saw this in a store. When letters are accidentally switched around, it’s called “transposition error.” It’s so easy to do. Many times, I have typed “form” instead of “from.” Watch out! What transposition error have you made or seen often?

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: A Vocabulary Bouquet

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Sonorous – resonant or deep in sound

Example: Gulls cawed a sonorous chorus on the beach.

Edema – to fill with fluid; swell

Example: It’s advised that you rest a limb in an elevated position, if you have edema in it.

Acerbic – sharp or harsh; bitter

Example: Sandra is known for her acerbic wit.

Aphorism – a brief, succinct statement or observation

Example: The aphorism “Eat, drink, and be merry” is from pharaoh Imhotep.

Arcane – obscure or esoteric

Example: The boys wouldn’t let anyone enter the clubhouse without doing the arcane handshake they invented.

Dilatory – wasting time, or causing delay

Example: Jeff did dilatory things, such as read comic books, before getting to his chores.

Effulgent – glowing, or shining

Example: Neon lights’ effulgent beams decorated the busy Friday night in the city.

Ossified – to become bone-like; rigid

Example: The aquarium floor was decorated with ossified wood to give it a more natural look.

Lachrymose – weepy; to cause sorrow

Example: Terms of Endearment is a notoriously lachrymose movie.

Abnegation – denial; to refuse personal responsibility

Example: The politician was not reelected, due to his many abnegations when he was in office his first term.

Hoarfrost – the fuzzy frost that forms from dew

Example: Hoarfrost on leaves is always an enchanting sight on winter mornings.

Celerity – swift, or rapid

Example: When I realized that the store would close in one hour, I jumped in my car with celerity.

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Happy Fall!

Oops! It should be “ginger” not “finger.” What typo have you seen on food or at the store?

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Dress up “Rude” with this Vocabulary Word

Solipsism means “alone” or “self” in Latin; basically selfish. Example: Holly’s extreme display of solipsism left her with few friends.

Another fun fact: The root of that word (solop) means the B-word or “bastard” in French! Oh, la la! English uses a derivative, too, with “slop.”

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Of Biblical Proportions

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We get many sayings from The Good Book. Here are some of the most common:

  • See the writing on the wall. (Daniel 5:5-6; to be warned of something detrimental)
  • Forbidden fruit (Genesis 2:16-17; something that’s more appealing because you can’t have it.)
  • Land of milk and honey (Exodus 3:8; paradise)
  • Apple of my eye (Deuteronomy 32:10; adored one)
  • Bite the dust. (Psalms 72:9; death, as in we return to the dust, upon death)
  • For everything, there is a season. (Eccelesiates 3:1; you can’t force something to happen if it’s not time.)
  • Cross to bear (Matthew 16:24; personal hardship)
  • The eleventh hour (Matthew 20:6; the moment before it’s too late, just in time)
  • The powers that be (Romans 13:11; authority figures)

Lady Rougepen Says: You Speak German

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English , as you know, is a mosaic of other different languages. Let’s look at some words that originate from our brothers and sisters who brought us Volkswagen and streusel pastries. The following words are German:

  • Poltergeist
  • Wunderkind
  • Kindergarten
  • Frankfurter
  • Zeitgeist
  • Bratwurst
  • Hamburger

What are some other German words you can think of that crept into English?

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Dress up “Rude” with this Vocabulary Word

Solipsism means “alone” or “self” in Latin; basically selfish. Example: Holly’s extreme display of solipsism left her with few friends.

Another fun fact: The root of that word (solop) means the B-word or “bastard” in French! Oh, la la! English uses a derivative, too, with “slop.”

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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