Is “Said” Really Dead?

Allison Maruska

A while back I did a post wondering if there are really 115 synonyms for “walk.” It was more a goofy exploration into how some of those synonyms would look in gif form than a genuine dive into the question.

That said, I still have yet to promenade anywhere. Weird.

Anyway, today I’m tackling “said” with the same gif treatment. I searched for a poster like the one I used in the “walk” post, and know what I discovered?

Most “said” synonym graphics are for elementary-aged kids.

said synonyms1

Did you know “said” died?! Oh the humanity!

Sad Inside Out GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

There were several lists with this as the idea. Said is boring and old and tired and even dead so stop using it. Instead, use sang. Because we all sing words when we talk to people.

Zooey Deschanel Singing GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Of course by “we,” I mean Disney princesses and elves and the occasional shiny crab. If your…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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