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word or phrase to add to your army.
Sometimes when I start writing, I get carried away. Hours pass without me noticing. I find myself still banging on the keyboard in the dark, much like a troglodyte.
A troglodyte, you say? No . . . a troglodyte, I say.
What, you may ask, is a troglodyte? Well, I'm glad you asked. You did ask, didn't you?
OK, OK, fine, I'll get to it.
A troglodyte is someone or something that lives in a cave.
Cavemen, bears, bats, old West bank robbers, and writers who live with cats are examples of troglodytes.
But . . . it is interesting to note that there is a looser definition for the word troglodyte. It can also mean a hermit (someone who chooses to live along and rarely goes out) AND a person who is stubbornly ignorant or old-fashioned . . . kind of out of date.
So . . . if anyone every calls you a troglodyte, simply and calmly ask them, "Would you please clarify that. In what regard do you consider me a troglodyte?"
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."