Laura Petrolino wrote:

How One Word Changed it All

“….a date which will live in infamy…”

Six words very recognizable words.

Even for people not obsessed with history, the words sound familiar. 

And while legend goes that FDR dictated this entire speech to his secretary in one pass, he did make a few word choice edits after the initial dictation.

The most notable: To change “world history” to “infamy.”


Things to Consider for Proper Word Choice

Here are five very important things to consider when evaluating proper word choice.