Vocabulary: Alternatives for “Said”

Here is a list of alternative words that describe speech more vividly than the word “said”. The list is, by no means exhaustive and writers should not discount the usual reference materials: dictionaries and thesauri, both print and online. One need only search online for synonyms. My favorite go-to site for synonyms is http://www.thesaurus.com

On Words

Many people do not appreciate the value of a wide vocabulary. Even if it was just a familiarity with words, I remember enjoying the spelling bees we had when I was still in school. I enjoyed reading dictionaries–and still do, just because there are so many interesting words out there. I blame a society that…