Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Word Wednesday-ramble

ramble \RAM-buhl\, verb, noun:
1. to wander about2. a walk for pleasure without predetermined destination3. to talk or write about one thing and then another without useful connection

Ramble. Okay word. I don’t use it much. I guess when I write blog posts I’m rambling. My boss leaves rambling voice mail messages for me. It’s funny because he ends the monologue by mentioning he’s rambling. Funny. Especially since he’s an articulate guy in person.
I can ramble. I can talk incessantly if you need me to.
I don’t often ramble when I walk. I like to walk, but it usually has a purpose. I’m either exercising or going somewhere.
I find some writers ramble, but I know it’s a personal lack of preference of mine. Get to the point. Say what you want to say. I don’t care that her eyes are a blue somewhere between lapis and azul. She has blues eyes. Let’s move one, but I guess lots of readers like those details.
I skim over them.
Hence I’m a plot-driven writer.
Hm,
I think I rambled there.
Do ramble either in your writing or your speaking or your walking?

6 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

I don't ramble when speaking, and not too often when writing.

My husband loves to ramble on. I want to stop and tell him to get to the point, but since he loves doing it, I indulge him.

I wish I could ramble on more when I write. If so, my word counts would be much higher faster.

Morgan Mandel
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Aimless Writer said...

I try to cut the ramble out of my writing, but my mind rambles along all the time. lol

Jenn Nixon said...

Hmm. I don't know. I think I might, on occasion, just keep going and going about silly things that probably mean nothing to nobody, but again, I'm not sure. What do you think?

lol
j/k

I'm more of a ranter, I guess.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Chris,
I am the queen of ramble, both in my writing and my speech. I just can't help myself, and of course, this can be a poison chalice sometimes.
Regards
Margaret

Kathy Fawcett said...

I ramble while I ramble. That is, I wander about without a predetermined destination while I talk about one thing and then another on the phone.

Chris Redding said...

So lots of people ramble