It’s All Coming Back

Years of NaNo training are kicking in again.

Why use the word “contextualize” when you can say “create a context for”? Look, my word count just jumped three words higher!

(Yes, yes, I’ll tighten it up when the draft is done. Let me be for now. Word count is an artificial measure of accomplishment, but at least it’s something tangible to which I can point and say, “See, I did this today.”)

2 thoughts on “It’s All Coming Back

  1. Jeff

    Er, that would be “contextualize.” For what it’s worth, I think that “create a context for” or “place in context” would be a whole lot clearer and less jargony.

  2. Owldaughter Post author

    Contexturalize — creating an environment in which to experience new surfaces and tactile impressions!

    Didn’t end up using it anyway. Although the spellcheck in the document picked up the spelling error, whereas here my eye didn’t. :)


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