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Old 02-27-2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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32) Never overestimate the grammatical prowess of your audience. Or something like this could be lost on them.

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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Rule 1a. Any post with more than one exclamation point in the title should be deleted.

 
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:59 AM   #5
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5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat)
Was this irony intended?

 
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:00 AM   #6
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Was this irony intended?

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Old 02-27-2009, 01:04 AM   #7
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Stupid me

 
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:05 AM   #8
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I told you.

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Old 02-27-2009, 01:07 AM   #9
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I told you.

now that right there...thats funny
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:13 AM   #10
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Too many continuous repetitive ongoing run-on overextended stacked adjectives are to be avoided.

 
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