Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Jewel Among Men

MW's daily Word of the Day, loquacious (ie the politer version of, and more diplomatic term for, long winded), brings to mind a timely recollection of a man, William Safire - who worked with words as an author, columnist, lexicographer, journalist, and presidential speech writing lover of language - and his memorable compilation of grammatical guidelines; a list of writing rules to pen by; a collected fumblerules of grammar.
Specifically and in particular I refer to #46 on his classic and well loved list:

Don't be redundant;
don't use more words than necessary;
it's highly superfluous.

Bravo Sir and Amen to that!

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