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Offline saronie

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Uncommon words
« on: April 16, 2020, 01:47:52 am »
Having reached the age of 75, I have always thought I had a good vocabulary of everyday words with a selection of "Lanky twang" along with a secondary vocabulary of other words that I know but that are not used in normal everyday conversation.
However since I had my Kindle bought for me some years ago as a retirement present and becoming an avid reader of UK based murder mystery books I find I am dipping into my secondary vocabulary more and more and wonder how long authors take thinking up words that are not used in normal everyday conversation to use in their writings and how many of their readers have to use the Kindle dictionary to understand what has been written?

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