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Old 09-20-2017, 06:20 AM   #1
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Writing Phrases and Words I Detest

'World Building.'

It's use is the sign of a muddy mind. Or of a teen-aged face with pimples.

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Old 09-20-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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If you weren't a moderator, and if it wasn't forbidden, I'd have to describe this post as being [redacted].

But you are, it is, so I won't.


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Old 09-20-2017, 09:35 AM   #3
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I gave one of my big ones a while ago: "kill your darlings" (and its variations). So I think I might just generalise and say I detest:

'Rules for Writing'


Talking about supposed rules at great length is the sign of someone excessively introspective and obsessive about the simple act of writing.

... Oh.

... Wait.

... That's me!
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:26 PM   #4
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'World Building.'

It's use is the sign of a muddy mind. Or of a teen-aged face with pimples.

What's yours?

"Thus/so it was that ..."

BTW are you a pimple bigot?
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:30 PM   #5
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"Thus/so it was that ..."

BTW are you a pimple bigot?

Only when they're on someone else's face!


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Old 09-22-2017, 06:45 AM   #6
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"Moreover" bothers me.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:59 AM   #7
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One of the worst words ever is moist.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:12 AM   #8
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One of the worst words ever is moist.
Really, why?
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:55 AM   #9
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Apparently, it's the most hated word in English. Who knew?
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:14 AM   #10
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Another word that a lot of people dislike is brexit.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:58 AM   #11
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One of the worst words ever is moist.
You mean like 'moist toast'?

Or 'moist feet'?

I know: You mean a moist ebook reader damaged by rain because the owner has no cover?












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Old 09-22-2017, 11:25 AM   #12
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You mean liked 'moist toast'?

Or 'moist feet'?

I know: You mean a moist ebook reader damaged by rain because the owner has no cover?
I was thinking more like a body part. But I don't think it's appropriate on a family friendly forum.

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Old 09-22-2017, 11:31 AM   #13
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I was thinking more like a body part. But I don't think it's appropriate going there on a family friendly forum.

Dog-gone-it!

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Old 09-22-2017, 11:36 AM   #14
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"A book so good you can't put it down."

Promotional smegma written by the author [pick just about any indie author], who probably works full-time in a Super Glue factory.
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"A book so good you can't put it down."

Promotional smegma written by the author [pick just about any indie author], who probably works full-time in a Super Glue factory.
Now Don, they are right. You don't want to put it down, you want to either delete it or throw it in the nearest round circular file.
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