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FAQ: How Text Can be Written by One

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1. Passive voice is preferred in the production of writing.

2. Nominalization 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 is a goal one should be aware of.

4. Because the specificity of language 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 conduces to a hypnagogical sonority of sound.

6. Eschewing succinctness and deploying the substitution of pleonastic redundancy 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
should be utilized:
commodify
deoptimize
disambiguate
disincent
disintermediate
fiduciate
incentivize
interface
leverage
monetize
rationalize
realign
repurpose
 
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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).
 

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9: somewhere in a text surpassing 100,000 words, at least one of those words should be "fuck."
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.

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

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I actually have started a powerpoint, but I had to quit 'cause it was making me ill.
 

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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 Flexibility
Click the button again, and you'd clear the screen, ready for another 3 phrases.

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

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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.
 

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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.)
 

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Shouldn't this thread's title be How Text May Be Written By One?
 
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