- fable writer: a writer or reciter of fables
- liar: a teller of fanciful stories
You all know about BOOK PAGE, yes? (Click on that cover image and you will open a window to the website.) I got my print copy from my favorite local library. In the WELL READ column, is an article by Robert Weibezahl about Kurt Vonnegut. Mr. Weibezahl says something about Mr. Vonnegut being ‘equal parts fabulist and satirist’ and I heard in my head, that Mr. Vonnegut is FABULOUS. Then I realized that wasn’t the word I read, but I also thought:
because I really hadn’t even contemplated the word ‘fabulist’. oh! FABLE – ist, a person who writes fables. Had to run (actually click & type) to look up ‘fabulist’ and was struck again by the fact that I did not really know it as a word. Which had me wondering, what IS the base for FABULOUS? (Should have been one of those word studier people…)
FABLED! MYTHICAL!! FANTASTICAL!!!!!
Guess I learned something today. Are you someone that spends inordinate or unusual time wondering about the origin of words? Me, too. Have you read Vonnegut? I did, a lot; in High School. I have plans to read Slaughterhouse Five again someday. Perhaps in 2013. Let me know if you want to do a read along.
The book that BOOK PAGE was chatting about is Letters, edited by Dan WAkefield and published by Delacorte. I think I want to read this one, too. Because I love to write letters and because… it sounds fabulous. (Click on the book cover to go to goodreads.com)
fabled – mythical – fantastic – fantastical – legendary
bing.com · Bing Dictionary
- amazing: amazingly or almost unbelievably great or impressive
- typical of fables: described in or typical of myths and legends
- excellent: extremely good, pleasant, or enjoyable
The ultimate expression of enthusiasm and joy. Characterized by wonder, adoration, inspiration, exhaltation, and love.
fab·u·lous (f b y -l s). adj. 1. Barely credible; astonishing: the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner. 2. Extremely pleasing or successful: a fabulous vacation.