Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Pomposificationalizing of English Prose

Never use a simple word when a larger, heavier, and uglier word will do.

For example:

Don't say



will do.

Don't say

press (e.g., "press him")

pressure (e.g., "pressure him")

or, better yet,
pressurize (e.g., "pressurize him")

will do.

And don't use "and" or "also" when


will work.

Got the hang of it? Have you internalized the message? Are we on the same page? Are we marching to the beat of the same drummer? Are we collaboratively and coordinately synchronized?


The dynamic evidence page

It's here: the law of evidence on Spindle Law. See also this post and this post.

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