"Great Rules of Writing"
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
Come on. One of those had to make you giggle.
Cute! Yes, I definitely giggled!!!ReplyDelete
LOL- still snickering :)ReplyDelete
LOL I've seen a few of these "rules" and they're hilarious! :-)ReplyDelete
So funny Karen!ReplyDelete
I can't believe I actually caught on that he was breaking the rule as he advised not to. I'm slow, but I do eventually get it! LOVE THEM. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I, for one, thought your adverb post was HILARIOUS!ReplyDelete
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Can I print that out and hang it above my desk? That's awesome.ReplyDelete
I agree that sometimes our subtle attempts to convey witty or ironic ideas doesn't always translate on a blog. People think we don't know how to write. It's a risk to use humor on-line when you're not there to flash your eyebrows or wink or gauge the reader's understanding based on their facial expressions.
I don't want you to not have a good day. - G
Very cute! I think I've made every single mistake at one point or another!ReplyDelete
I didn't get the joke until the second time I read it!! Doh!ReplyDelete
Lol, that's awesome. :DReplyDelete
This is great! I'm chuckling!ReplyDelete
I love that. Thanks for the laugh.ReplyDelete
This is TOO funny, Karen. Thanks for posting. Love it!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I'm guilty of a couple of those. But starting sentences with conjunctions is the worst.ReplyDelete
He forgot one!ReplyDelete
People in general shouldn't make generalizations.
Also, sarcasm? Nuh-uh! ;)
sarcasm, the lowest form of wit, the highest form of intelligence and =)ReplyDelete
Very funny! I thought your adverb post was funny, too.ReplyDelete
Really enjoyed this! Thanks for leading me to your blog. Following now...and looking forward to future posts!ReplyDelete