Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #14


To a writer, one word can make all the difference. I present 13 ways to say the word "walk." Whether you walk down the sidewalk, down the stairs, across the kitchen floor, or in a park, choosing the right word can sometimes make all the difference in the world.
Amble
Lumber
March
Meander
Pad
Parade
Race
Shuffle
Stroll
Stumble
Traipse
Travel
Traverse
My favorites are Meander and Traipse. What are yours? Or is it one I didn't include?

17 comments:

imadramamama said...

This reminds me of the scene in Dead Poets Society where they are all walking around the courtyard...cute list!

Liza's Eyeview said...

Great list. I'm going to use some of these next time I use the word walk :)

Traverse sounds interesting - I like that :)

jenn said...

I like meander, too. It sounds almost musical!

Kerith Collins said...

I like shuffle...sounds like more fun!
kerith
http://cathicollins.blogspot.com

Darla said...

pussyfoot is always fun: it makes me think of Babes in Toyland.

Just have to make sure you mix them up a bit--I critiqued a chapter once that had almost every single character padding around. It got rather amusing (not the author's intention!).

Gattina said...

I like to shuffle and to parade not necessarily both at the same time, lol !

{Karla} said...
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{Karla} said...

I love this list! My son does most of these ALL DAY LONG!

Blessings,
Karla
Happy T13

(the deleted post was mine)

fullbodytransplant said...

Wow, thanks. I write a column every week and my readers will be enriched by this! Synonyms for the win.

I also like slump, and more modern... bump. He slumped toward his seat on the bus as he realized he would never get to talk to that bronze beauty he watched bumping down the street.

vixensden said...

What a great idea for a TT. Everyone is so creative this week. Must be the new year. My favorite is meander, lol.

Happy TT

thrivingat30 said...

I love this list! I must say that meander and traipse are the best. I might have to steal this idea for next week!

www.mamapj.com

Nicholas said...

Good list. Different verbs, so you can avoid using adverbs.

Just Jen said...

oh its working now...lol...I couldn't get the comment box to open last time, no matter what I did and you site kept freezing, that's why my name is there twice and i sent you an SYS (save your site) on my blog...lol
anyway, great 13! :D

Dane Bramage said...

My nephew being in kindergarten got to parade around school on Holloween as a ninja. His older sister seeing im told him later that she saw him marching through the gym with his class. He replied it wasn't him because "ninja's don't march".

Thanks for visiting my T13 yesterday; 13 Quips Heard During Colonoscopies. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.

Tink said...

Wow, I've learned some new words. I really like a list like this one.
Thanks for visiting my expensive cities TT!

Greatfullivin said...

Very nice list. I like stroll it sounds so leisurely to me.

Miranda said...

Lol great list, Im clumsy so I tend to stumble alot.

Happy TT!

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