Monthly Archives: February 2009

Just for today, let’s embrace the cliché – word game

A cliché and is an expression that at its birth was both original and clever. But clever expressions spread like wildfire (I couldn’t resist that one!), and over the passage of time such expressions become trite and overused. Readers often see clichés as signs of laziness and/or lack of creativity. http://robsmegaphone.com/2008/02/21/layers-of-revision/

But just for today, let’s embrace the cliché.
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News goofs: Know bodie sed copie edatin wuz eazey

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Welcome Lander

The Forum Online , Lander University’s online student newspaper started a new project today called LU BLOG-O-RAMA.  I am happy to join my pal Paul Crutcher in welcoming you.   Rob’s Megaphone, “where laughter, fun, and writing intersect,”  started March 5, … Continue reading

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News Bloopers

   

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Eight Interesting Words

 How many words are in your vocabulary? The average high school graduate is said to know about 10,000 words. The average 4-year college graduate is said to know about 20,000 words. Do you have room for any more words in … Continue reading

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Forget MTV Cribs. Check out LU Cribs

A couple of my students from Lander University borrowed from MTV Cribs and created LU Cribs for our Forum Online student news website. Continue reading

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News got you down? Check out these headlines.

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