The ATG New Channel Book of the Week of February 28, 2011
The Secret Lives of Words by Paul West. New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2000. 0151004668 206 pages.
This is a book of words. Words have always fascinated me, not so much the story but the etymology of them. Not that I understand the word completely. Still, did you know that “widget” is a variation of gadget. Says West,
“Something Platonic gives the widget an appealing, fictional flair.”
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Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.