Daily Archives: April 7, 2008

Write Good 3: subtly blatant

  1.      The passive voice should not be used. 2.      Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms. 3.      Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before. 4.      Who needs rhetorical questions? 5.      Don’t use … Continue reading

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Silly headlines: dead funny

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Odd words: Floccinaucinihilipilification (once longest word)

FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION/flɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˌkeɪʃn/ The action or habit of judging something to be worthless. Back in the eighteenth century, Eton College had a grammar book which listed a set of words from Latin which all meant “of little or no value”. In order, … Continue reading

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Silly sign #19

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