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Thread #39822   Message #568312
Posted By: GUEST
09-Oct-01 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: For pedants only
Subject: RE: For pedants only
rules for writing good English. Especially noteworthy are #15, "be more or less specific whenever possible", and #16, "understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earthshaking ideas."

Of special interest to pedants:

#2, "Prepositions are not words to end sentences with" and #21, "even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed."