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Medievalist
04-01-2007, 07:27 AM
1. Passive voice (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/grammar/g_actpass.html) is preferred in the production of writing.

2. Nominalization (http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/%7Ewilkins/writing/Handouts/nominalization.html) of verbs is considered an effective means of engaging in the production of text for purposes of writing.

3. The ending or conclusion or termination of sentences in prose writing with prepositions (http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/050.html) is a goal one should be aware of.

4. Because the specificity of language (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_revisebus.html) in denotative prose is paramount, it is greatly desired that terminology such as the following is to be used:



actualizable
appropriational
capability
condition
conceptualizationalzation
cromulent
entasked
implementational
informational
infrastructure
instantiation
instantiation
negligibility
optimalization
outside the box
paradigm
performed
precontextualize
problematize
process
re-edification
situationalize
toad
utilizationalize


For example:


I have been entasked with precontextualizing and situationalizing the cromulent toad process.
is way more better.

5. A pleasing regularlization in length of sentences and repetitional similarity of structural elements (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/573/01/) conduces to a hypnagogical (http://www.havidol.com/) sonority of sound.

6. Eschewing succinctness and deploying the substitution of pleonastic redundancy (http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/concise.htm) in the achievement of emphatic articulation is to be desired. Absolutely.


Don't Utilize | Do Utilize


1. few | a limited quantified enumeration of
2. most | a significant plurality of
3. thinks | by ratiocinative process has determined
4. fry | boil
5. more or less | not to put too fine a point upon it, but


7. For the honing of propositional discourse, the following verbificatons (http://www.mftrou.com/buzz-word-bingo.html)
should be utilized:

commodify
deoptimize
disambiguate
disincent
disintermediate
fiduciate
incentivize
interface
leverage
monetize
rationalize
realign
repurpose

Jaws
04-02-2007, 09:17 PM
You forgot rule 8:

8. When in doubt, maximizing reflexivity in both rules and writing is not only an essential part of the drafting process, but is critical for ensuring appropriate internal citation cross-referencing. For example,

"Nominalization" is a nominalization (see rule 2).

Dawno
04-02-2007, 09:31 PM
I'd understand this better if it were in PowerPoint.

Rich
04-02-2007, 09:32 PM
9: somewhere in a text surpassing 100,000 words, at least one of those words should be "fuck."

Medievalist
04-02-2007, 10:22 PM
You forgot rule 8:

8. When in doubt, maximizing reflexivity in both rules and writing is not only an essential part of the drafting process, but is critical for ensuring appropriate internal citation cross-referencing. For example,

"Nominalization" is a nominalization (see rule 2).

I may have to add that; slightly revised for more betterer comprehensivity on the part of readership.

The maximization of reflexivity in both rules and writing is an essentialized element of the process of drafting and in consequence is critical for ensuring internal citational cross-referencing. To wit,

"Nominalization" is a nominalization (see rule 2).

I will, of course, give you full credit ! :D

Medievalist
04-02-2007, 10:23 PM
I'd understand this better if it were in PowerPoint.

It's on it's way Dawno, just for you. I know all the things one shouldn't do in PowerPoint, and I'm going to use that knowledge.

Medievalist
04-02-2007, 10:25 PM
9: somewhere in a text surpassing 100,000 words, at least one of those words should be "fuck."

Rich, you're gonna love my other new FAQ (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59968).

Remember that in Middle Scots the past tense/past participle suffix is -it, as in fukit, rather than -ed.

ChunkyC
04-03-2007, 03:54 AM
No wonder I keep getting rejected.

Dawno
04-03-2007, 04:11 AM
It's on it's way Dawno, just for you. I know all the things one shouldn't do in PowerPoint, and I'm going to use that knowledge.(emph. mine)

i.e., and to wit, I'm fukit...;)

Roger J Carlson
07-07-2007, 10:58 PM
Sorry I'm coming late to this, but no discussion of this sort would be complete without the Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector (http://www.acronymfinder.com/buzzgen.asp).

Oh, and Dawno, did you know you could program this in Powerpoint?

Dawno
07-07-2007, 10:58 PM
Roger, why do you hate me?

Medievalist
07-07-2007, 11:42 PM
I actually have started a powerpoint, but I had to quit 'cause it was making me ill.

Dawno
07-08-2007, 03:06 AM
PowerPoint always does that to me, too.

Roger J Carlson
07-08-2007, 03:14 AM
Roger, why do you hate me?No. Really. It would be great. Imagine a presentation with a single slide. On the slide is a button. Click the button three times and you get:

Synchronized Organizational Hardware
Integrated Digital Options
Optional Incremental FlexibilityClick the button again, and you'd clear the screen, ready for another 3 phrases.

You'd never need to create another PowerPoint presentation again.

Dawno
07-08-2007, 03:30 AM
... You'd never need to create another PowerPoint presentation again.

Don't I wish. Ain't gonna happen, though.

alleycat
07-08-2007, 03:40 AM
Have any of you ever seen a Powerpoint presentation done by a structural engineer?

Would you like to? Be brave.

After that . . . I'll have the mechanical engineers come in. You will then welcome death.

Old Hack
07-08-2007, 11:17 PM
I can go one better: how about a Power Point presentation given by a Chartered Minerals Surveyor?

(Clue: I'm married to one. Everyone had better run away now.)

scarletpeaches
07-08-2007, 11:18 PM
Shouldn't this thread's title be How Text May Be Written By One?

benbradley
07-09-2007, 12:42 AM
...
3. The ending or conclusion or termination of sentences meaningful word sequences in prose writing with prepositions (http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/050.html) is a goal positively desired outcome one should be aware cognitive of.
...

Always positively inclined to come to one's aid.

sassandgroove
02-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Wow- I need to check out the FAQ section more often.

XxEvWingsxX
03-30-2009, 07:52 PM
*Head falls into a soft tilt*
Is this like a list of words to make writing better or something?? :/