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    Quote Originally Posted by vranger View Post
    LOL

    Yep. One of those duos like flammable and inflammable.
    In any instance where two ​true synonyms ​can be found, the less common of the two should be discarded.

  3. #43
    I don't think there's a such thing as true synonyms. Everything has a different connotation because sounds connotates meaning -- whether the consonants are hard or soft, how long it is, the roundness or thinness of its vowels, etc. etc. And anyways, for metered poetry, it's best to keep as many synonyms as we can, with different syllable counts and stresses, if possible!
    In my mouth, if there be sweetness,
    It has come from my Creator;
    If my hands are filled with beauty,
    All the beauty comes from God.
    ~ from The Kalevala (paraphrased)

    Whom have I in heaven but You?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides You.

    ~ Psalm 73:25

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    trampling on Death by death,
    And on those in the tombs,
    lavishing light.






  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by estranguerro View Post
    "Everybody knows that X," or "We (as in, universally) all know that X."

    Rubs me the wrong way whenever I read it.
    Someone: "As we all know..."

    Me, a homeschooler: "I don't!"

    Yeah, I agree with you that it's grating. Especially when said 'knowledge' is an assumption or a belief, and not even a fact.


    EDIT
    My banned word list:
    "Goddess" used as a compliment from one woman to another -- like ugh please don't call me a goddess that makes me highly uncomfortable
    "SJW" -- it's almost dead anyways but I'll stomp on its head one last time, lol
    "Self-care" -- maybe this is just my university, but when it's used so indiscriminately (to mean anything from meditation to binging Netflix, lol), it becomes sort of useless
    "Me time" -- there is no such thing
    In my mouth, if there be sweetness,
    It has come from my Creator;
    If my hands are filled with beauty,
    All the beauty comes from God.
    ~ from The Kalevala (paraphrased)

    Whom have I in heaven but You?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides You.

    ~ Psalm 73:25

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    trampling on Death by death,
    And on those in the tombs,
    lavishing light.






  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by ArrowInTheBowOfTheLord View Post
    Someone: "As we all know..."

    Me, a homeschooler: "I don't!"

    Yeah, I agree with you that it's grating. Especially when said 'knowledge' is an assumption or a belief, and not even a fact.
    Or even worse, an opinion.

  6. #46
    A new one, to me anyway:

    self(-)isolation

    I've only heard this one since covid started. The "self(-)" part seems redundant. I think it implies that the isolation was carried out voluntarily and is a way of saying to the world "What a good person I am. I'm isolating myself for humanity's good and I want some strokes for my trouble."


  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Cancel Culture. What ever happened to boycott?
    Indeed - or "accountability".


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    The first cut don't hurt at all
    The second only makes you wonder
    The third will have you on your knee
    s
    - Propaganda, "Duel"

    *

    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous








  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Cancel Culture. What ever happened to boycott?
    If it were just boycott, that would be fine. "Cancel Culture" has gone well beyond that, to "If someone disagrees, we must threaten their family and destroy their career."

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonTheWriter View Post
    I don't like using Literally. Don't ask me why.

    It just never sounds good when I use it.
    "I told a joke to Brian, and he laughed his head off."

    "Excellent!"

    "No, not really. He literally laughed his head off. The joke distracted him so much, he stood up and the helicopter blade decapitated him."

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Pallandozi View Post
    "I told a joke to Brian, and he laughed his head off."

    "Excellent!"

    "No, not really. He literally laughed his head off. The joke distracted him so much, he stood up and the helicopter blade decapitated him."

    Is that why they call them choppers?


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