04 May 2009

Word Choice is Everything

No kidding. Listen to some of these metaphors used in high school English papers:

"Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever."

"It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools."

"Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph."

Heard anything funny lately?

Eat Your Words by Gittsy


Ruthie said...
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Ruthie said...

Please remove my photo from your blog. You didn't ask my permission to use it and it's not even linked to my flickr the correct way, it is uploaded as a copy of it.


Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry-- I didn't mean to offend you in any way. It was uploaded as a copy in order to keep from using your bandwidth. Anyway, it's taken down now.