The Importance of Vocabulary (2)

I heard this excellent interview with basketball great Walt “Clyde” Frazier on NPR yesterday. He discusses a number of topics, but one that I felt was most important for my reader(s) was the importance of vocabulary. As his basketball career was winding down, he realized that he needed to sound smart if he wanted to be a broadcaster. To augment his word-hoard, he devoted himself to reading theater reviews, figuring that the vocabulary used to describe excellent and awful performances onstage could be modified to characterize performances on the court.