Stated Another Way

In manner of standing, that is to say, in accordance to, sometimes things need to be put another way. Linguistically prejudiced grammarians have all developed their own lexicon and the phrase ‘as per’ should only be used in reference to some prior statement. Otherwise stated, especially, specifically, expressly, by way of, in short, more precisely, put in an alternate manor, strictly speaking in plain English, ‘in other words’ is a prepositional phrase consisting of a natural expression that forms a connection between things. This phrase is often used to introduce an explanation, to provide a simplification, or issue a clarification, or to give an interpretation of something that has just been said.

I imagine that I could drag this post out and list more phrases that have simular meanings, but what would that prove. This is going to be one of my shorter posts, because I just don’t want to beat a dead horse.  This was my attempt to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which passed through my mind and sadly that is all I got for an articulation today.  A sudden and unforeseen end to my hopes or plans as a reaction to the prompt, that I perceived as a continuous flow just ran out of words.

Written for 2/3/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is ‘in other words’.

15 thoughts on “Stated Another Way

  1. “A sudden and unforeseen end to my hopes or plans as a reaction to the prompt, that I perceived as a continuous flow just ran out of words.” In other words, that’s all you’ve got!

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  2. Good one Jim! A former boss told me once that if I have one uses the prepositional phrase “in other words”, he wasn’t saying it right the first time. Straight and to the point was her preferred style of communication.

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