WELCOME to WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2022
Tips to improve your writing
- Avoid alliteration. Always.
- Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
- Employ the vernacular.
- Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
- Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
- Remember to never split an infinitive.
- Contractions aren’t necessary.
- Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
- One should never generalize.
- Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
- Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
- Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
- Be more or less specific.
- Understatement is always best.
- One-word sentences? Eliminate.
- Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
- The passive voice is to be avoided.
- Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
- Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
- Who needs rhetorical questions?
- Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
- Don’t never use a double negation.
- capitalize every sentence and remember always end it with point
- Do not put statements in the negative form.
- Verbs have to agree with their subjects.
- Proofread carefully to see if you words out.
- If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
- A writer must not shift your point of view.
- And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. (Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.)
- Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!
- Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to the irantecedents.
- Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
- If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
- Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
- Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
- Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
- Always pick on the correct idiom.
- The adverb always follows the verb.
- Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; They’re old hat; seek viable alternatives.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! people, stay safe, and whatever you do,
don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“People who succeed have momentum. The more they
succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they
find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing,
the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even
become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” –Tony Robbins
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in
the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less
important whether I am afraid.” –Audre Lorde
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the
majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” –Mark Twain
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-
like focus.” –Bruce Lee
“There is no traffic jam along the
extra mile.” –Roger Staubach
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and
failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are
you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they
have planned for you? Not much.” –Jim Rohn
“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–
teach yourself to be impatient.” –Gurbaksh Chahal
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day. “In English,” he said,
“A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double
negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.”
A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.” 😳😳😳
Tuesday’s’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“I pay for your life David. My life makes your life possible.”
“I resent that.”
“So do I!”
The elder of two brothers, Linus has taken the family fortune and turned it into some serious money, while younger brother David has played and had a good time. Now David’s romance stands to make the family a lot of money, but David is becoming distracted with the chauffeur’s daughter, recently returned from a year in Europe.
Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur.”
“There’s nothing to see. I used to live here you know.”
“You’re going to die here you know…convenient.”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is….
I am a set of three words, all with the same four letters.
First I am a type of carriage.
Then switch my middle letters, and I am a cover often useful on a diamond.
Now switch my end letters …
When you see me, you also see hair.
What are the words?
Answer: trap = a light one-horse carriage
tarp = a canvas cover, one use is to protect a baseball diamond from rain
part = the line that divides hair, as when combing
Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
When I went to the store, I purchased four items. The following shows the cost of three of the items:
The line to the checkout was pretty long, so to quench my boredom I started playing with my pocket calculator while waiting.
I found out, to my surprise, that the four prices of the four items I purchased added to the same number as I got when I multiplied the four prices together.
What was the price of the fourth item?
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