Friday, September 17, 2010

pesky definitions

I used a word incorrectly in MacDowell Sisters & AnnaBeth. Naughty.

It's not a huge deal. I refer to a veranda a few times in the book. I used it to describe a patio-like structure attached to the house with a low wall around it.

Merriam Webster defines a veranda as having a roof. What I referred to as a veranda in the book was a similar structure, just without a roof.


Will I change change it? No. It's a fictional story, not Architectural freakin' Digest. Besides, wikipedia defines it as 'generally' having a roof, so someone aside from me, at some point, has referred to a similar structure as a veranda. If there is some sort of precedent, I'm cool with it.

Pounce, word nerds, pounce!

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