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

predict

when
prognosticate

will do.

Don't say

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

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

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

will do.

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

additionally

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?

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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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