September 15th, 2008

poetry

not a quote

I was getting ready to post a quote, but I decided to post this little word-helper instead. It was from my a.word.a.day e-mail as well.

Here are various words with similar looks and sounds, some related, some not:
dessert (di-ZUHRT), as in "fat-free dessert", from French desservir (to clear the table)
desert (DEZ-uhrt), as in "the Sahara", from Latin deserere (to abandon)
desert (di-ZUHRT), as in "to desert the army", from Latin deserere (to abandon)
desert (di-ZUHRT), as in "to receive just deserts", from Latin deservire (to serve zealously)
blogging

Two Word Tricks

And this time I mean "Word" as in the software. I am so happy.

Clipboard Scrubber
No more "past special"ing or copying to notepad first. This program strips out all formatting for you! AMAZING> I love it. Seriously. It's going on all my computers when I get home.
http://www.brothersoft.com/clipboard-text-scrubber-64117.html

Learning how to use the Format Painter
I had no idea you could do this. This is going to save me a lot of time in the future.
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/09/format-painter-in-microsoft-office.html