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Posts tagged "adjectives"

Feb 04, 2013
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Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Dec 01, 2011
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Nov 03, 2011
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Jun 20, 2011
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David Ogilvy on his famous Rolls-Royce ad:

I didn’t write that headline, it’s a quotation from an article which had appeared about 20 years before in an English automobile magazine.

Good ad. All facts. No adjectives. All specific. Sold a lot of cars.

Of course, there are quite a few adjectives in the copy…

David Ogilvy on his famous Rolls-Royce ad:

I didn’t write that headline, it’s a quotation from an article which had appeared about 20 years before in an English automobile magazine.

Good ad. All facts. No adjectives. All specific. Sold a lot of cars.

Of course, there are quite a few adjectives in the copy…

Jun 10, 2011
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Dec 09, 2010
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Indexed  » Blog Archive   » Best, cleanest, and cheapest grilled-pork steak available at this truck stop!

(via clivethompson)

The @brainpicker Twitter feed cracks me up for this exact reason: Maria comes up with great stuff, but here’s a sampling of adjectives from the most current tweets:

beautiful, important, amazing, amazing, amazing, increasingly important, groundbreaking, priceless, timeless, fantastic, ambitious, brilliant, interesting

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”

Indexed  » Blog Archive  » Best, cleanest, and cheapest grilled-pork steak available at this truck stop!

(via clivethompson)

The @brainpicker Twitter feed cracks me up for this exact reason: Maria comes up with great stuff, but here’s a sampling of adjectives from the most current tweets:

beautiful, important, amazing, amazing, amazing, increasingly important, groundbreaking, priceless, timeless, fantastic, ambitious, brilliant, interesting

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”

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