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Being wordy

 
 
librax
 
Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 12:45 pm
Is being wordy always a bad thing? When would it be appropriate to be wordy?
Thanks.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 01:07 pm
@librax,
When you're trying to pad an essay or other type of piece that requires a certain number of words.

Seriously. Most people don't have time for wordiness anymore. Editing yourself is a skill that everyone should cultivate.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 01:36 pm
@jespah,
"If I had more time, I could have written it a lot shorter"

I have that as a sign above the "blackboard" in my office. I forget who sid it but its true.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 01:38 pm
@jespah,
you need to append a MERRYISM in your sig line. May I suggest "I did miss you...but lately my aim's been off.

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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 01:40 pm
@farmerman,
According to one quote source, the words (or an approx.) appeared in a letter [JRMT] 1871 June 15, letter from Mark Twain to James Redpath, Elmira, New York,
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neologist
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 02:16 pm
@librax,
librax wrote:
Is being wordy always a bad thing? When would it be appropriate to be wordy?
Thanks.
When you intend to obfuscate.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 02:21 pm
It's not always a bad thing. It's appropriate when you're trying to avoid ambiguity.
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