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Greetings muggles!    Bienvenidos und Willkommen Alles!  Ich heiße Keshia Kola.  I created and compiled Shesaurus.com.  Coming from a writer’s perspective, Shesaurus is the reference guide I always wanted.  Words without filter in a “no-no” society.

 

 

Alexia

My name is Alexia, but I go by Lexi for short. I found Alexia to be an ironic name for me, considering the fact that I am a voracious reader, and write constantly. Alexia is a disorder characterized by the inability to read or write. So, that is where “Booklexia”, the name of my nerdy lifestyle site (booklexia.wordpress.com), comes from.

Originally from California, I am currently living in Washington and LOVING the rainy weather! I am a full-time freelance writer, and a military spouse. (We got married in a library!) My many loves and interests include reading, walking around forests, gaming, reading comics (preferably while drinking coffee), eating sushi, playing Magic the Gathering, and doing anything else that nerd life has to offer.

WHEN IT COMES TO READING. . .

learned to read when I was two, when my grandmother decided the ‘A’ encyclopedia was perfect for teaching a child to read. Apparently, she was correct. I’ve been reading voraciously since I was a child, a habit furthered by growing up in a bookish household. I spent countless hours bored in school, always being head of the class intellectually. I would politely, and quietly, take out a book and begin reading and, eventually, her teachers stopped getting upset. I have always read above well above my reading level – if not in difficulty, then most definitely in terms of content, as I started reading H.P. Lovecraft when I was around eleven. By the time I was in high school, I actively sought out literature and was known on a first-name basis in the library. I took all AP & Honors classes, yet was the still the only darn person in my English Lit class who actually read The Grapes of Wrath, a fact that I am still a tad bitter about. That turtle was a metaphor, and not one of those kids appreciated it.

*** Spider-Man, David Bowie, Nathan Fillion, and H. P. Lovecraft are all my boyfriends. My husband understands. Deal with it.

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What if you walked into a classroom and all the redheads were made to sit, facing the classroom from the outside schoolyard.  They can’t participate in ANYTHING.  They’re still considered students, but banned from school pictures because the school principal has something against gingerly affections.

That’s how the 4.5 million words we’ve cataloged feel.  They were stamped to “TOO VULGAR” and sent to a prison for unruly, offensive idioms!  And then rescued by the obnoxious Lexicographer, Keshia Kola.

It’s like telling a word, you are not good enough.  You’re not worthy to be written in the history books.  We don’t discriminate against any word no matter how absurd or derogatory.  Words are a part of history.  They tell stories.

Shesaurus.com: Dictionary-thesaurus is a reference center that dares to go where no other reference guide has gone before.  We take those naughty, unwanted orphaned words and provide a loving home.

We have online dictionaries like, Urban Dictionary to answer our neologism questions.  But, what if I want to use another word other than “Bitch” to describe my protagonist?  Bitch has been watered down to the point of becoming it’s own basic bitch.  As a fearless writer, you may want to release the kraken and read a Bitch like a Shesaurus!

We’ve researched various reference books, blogs and sites to catalog, categorize and define terms not found in your typical dictionary-thesaurus.  We won’t clutter your precious eyeballs with thumbs-up /thumbs-down non-sense.  We won’t attack you with useless information, nursery rhymes or childish games.  We control all entries and submissions (We have no control), but we’ll warn you by branding vulgar idioms with a Derog. label, like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter.

We are not etymologists.  Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.  Our language has been bastardized so much, it’s hard to keep up, so we don’t bother!  You can consider us, lexicographers who major in Neologism; a name for newly coined terms, words, or phrases that may be in the process of entering common use, but  has not yet been accepted into our mainstream language.  Our business is collecting and cataloging  terms related specifically to men and women.

How would you define a, ‘dictionary’?  Newsflash: we’re definitely not yesterday’s dictionary!  We do recognize society’s growth and influence on our language and culture.  Shesaurus.com is that adaptation.  In our research, we’ve come across many terms never heard before, obsolete or brand spanking newly coined.  Who’s job or right is it to question its validity?  We certainly are not the authority on the English language!  We’re simply the messengers.  If you can welcome William Shakespeare who coined so many outlandish slang terms, that as a result, are hundreds of dictionaries devoted to translating his creative and brazen mind!  We’re now asking you to welcome Shesaurus.com and all its purest forms of vulgarity, including its outlandish nonsense into your heart.

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