Is “Said” Really Dead?

Check out this great post from Allison Maruska’s blog on the fate of the word ‘said’.

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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