Corvus: This got greened. Really?
MaudlinMutantMollusk: O, Rly?
fusillade762: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]Really?
whistleridge: Writing 101: write whatever it is that you're writing. Then go back and cut out every single word that ends in 'ly'. Re-read. 99 times out of 100, you didn't need that word.Examples:I'm very happy that you really liked your present! I seriously hoped that you would totally dig it. - No 'ly' words are needed in this sentence. In fact, they make it sound juvenile.The idea of 'of the people, for the people, by the people' necessarily entails a democratic setting - The one 'ly' word in this sentence could be left out, if you're trying to edit for space, or it could be left in, if you think it makes a stylistic difference.When removing the pan from the over, release the handle quickly, or you will be burned! - The 'ly' word is necessary to the meaning of the sentence. Removing it will substantively (ha!) alter the meaning of the sentence./ each semester, I have to give this tutorial to at least one undergrad...
Walt_Jizzney: Not as bad as "I know, right?"
farkingismybusiness: Walt_Jizzney: Not as bad as "I know, right?"I know right?
ammaro: A word is worth a thousand words.Or something like that...
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