I was writing about flu-flu arrows the other day when I hit a snag.
This was the paragraph I'd written:
This sort of arrow will have a blunt tip. It will kill small animals and birds, but is unlikely to plunge itself into the ground or a tree, making it difficult to retrieve.
But the thing is, in that last sentence should I really have written difficult to retrieve or should I have written easy to retrieve, instead?
Oh good grief...why is this writing thing so flipping DIFFICULT???
Ah well. As Charlie Brown (I think it was Charlie Brown) said, there's no problem so big you can't run away from it.
So I crossed that bit out.
Word To Use Today: easy. This word comes from the Old French ainsie, and is related to the Latin adjacens, to lie close by.