Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Golden Rules for Writing, Well

From Iain Campbell

1.Don't abbrev.

2.Check to see if you any words out.

3.Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.

4.About sentence fragments.

5.When dangling, don't use participles.

Here's the full, list.

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Anonymous said...

Reminds me of:

English for EU

The United/European Union Commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for American and European communications rather than German, which was the other possibility.

Conceding that English spelling has some room for improvement, a five year phased plan to convert to EuroEnglish was made.

The first year “s” will be used for soft “c”. Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. “k” will replase hard “c”. This will make English Konform to German. Not only wil this klear up konfusion but keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when they replase “ph” with “f”. This will make words like “fotograf” twenty persent shorter.

In the third year publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reash the stage where more komplikated shanges are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, whish have always ben deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent “e”s in the lanuage is disgrasful.

By the fourth year people wil be reseptiv to steps sush as replasing “th” by “z” and “w” by “v”. Vuns again mor in konformuns viz German.

During ze fifz year zi unecsesary “o” kan be dropd from vords containing “ou” and similar shanges vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombiations of letters.

After ze fifz yer ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find ezi tu understand esh ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1 - damn funny

Anonymous said...

26. Check your spelling

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