I pulled the following from zanfur from here. I've kept it up in a tab for a while for some reason. I'm finally posting it here. There are a number of these that made me wince. Some even made me exclaim
Oww! Oww! and that had nothing to do with my jaw.
- Always avoid alliteration.
- Avoid clichés like the plague — they're old hat.
- Employ the vernacular.
- Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
- Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. ( Collapse )