English is odd

AndyRM

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North Shields
A 'monger' is a trader who deals in a specific commodity.

Or, in the parlance of our times, I suppose they get their produce stoned. Other narcotic based experiences are available.
 
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Shut Up Legs

Shut Up Legs

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Subject: How to write good...

Avoid alliteration. Always.
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
Employ the vernacular.
Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
Contractions aren't necessary.
Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
One should never generalize.
Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
Be more or less specific.
Understatement is always best.
One-word sentences? Eliminate.
Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
The passive voice is to be avoided.
Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
Who needs rhetorical questions?
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
 

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
'Not bad' is 'good', obviously...
 

cookiemonster

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Location
Hong Kong
I did not object to the object being laid at my feet
The insurance claim was assessed as invalid for the invalid
If teachers taught, why can't preachers praught?
There was a row between the sea scouts and the organisers about which row they should row in
If you're close to the door then you should close it
A tailor and his sewer fell down a deep sewer
 

classic33

Legendary Member
I did not object to the object being laid at my feet
The insurance claim was assessed as invalid for the invalid
If teachers taught, why can't preachers praught?
There was a row between the sea scouts and the organisers about which row they should row in
If you're close to the door then you should close it
A tailor and his sewer fell down a deep sewer
Reap as ye sow, you so & so.
 
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