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HoppyDaze 02-26-2009 11:45 PM

Rules for Posting!!!
1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences up with.
3. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat)
6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
7. Be more or less specific.
8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
10. No sentence fragments.
11. Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used.
12. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
13. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
14. One should NEVER generalize.
15. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
16. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
17. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
18. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
19. The passive voice is to be ignored.
20. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
21. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
22. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
23. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas.
24. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Ihate quotations. Tell me what you know."
25. If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
26. Puns are for children, not groan readers.
27. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
28. Even IF a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
29. Who needs rhetorical questions?
30. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
31. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

BierMuncher 02-26-2009 11:53 PM

32) Never overestimate the grammatical prowess of your audience. Or something like this could be lost on them. :D

eschatz 02-26-2009 11:57 PM

What's with all the threads lately with lists about posting on HBT? If we start getting organized I won't be able to hang with you guys anymore. :D

XXguy 02-26-2009 11:58 PM

Rule 1a. Any post with more than one exclamation point in the title should be deleted.

HorribleCatfish 02-26-2009 11:59 PM


Originally Posted by CPAle (Post 1162155)
5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat)

Was this irony intended?

HoppyDaze 02-27-2009 12:00 AM


Originally Posted by OrangeJet (Post 1162193)
Was this irony intended?

keep reading:D

HorribleCatfish 02-27-2009 12:04 AM


Originally Posted by CPAle (Post 1162197)
keep reading:D

Stupid me:o

BierMuncher 02-27-2009 12:05 AM


Originally Posted by CPAle (Post 1162197)
keep reading:D

I told you.

HoppyDaze 02-27-2009 12:07 AM


Originally Posted by BierMuncher (Post 1162207)
I told you.

now that right there...thats funny

BooneDocks 02-27-2009 12:13 AM

Too many continuous repetitive ongoing run-on overextended stacked adjectives are to be avoided.

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