1.. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
2.. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3.. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.
4.. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
5.. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They’re old hat)
6.. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
7.. Be more or less specific.
8.. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
9.. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
10.. No sentence fragments.
11.. Contractions aren’t necessary and shouldn’t be used.
12.. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
13.. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
14.. One should NEVER generalize.
15.. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
16.. Don’t use no double negatives.
17.. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
18.. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19.. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20.. The passive voice is to be ignored.
21.. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should
be enclosed in commas.
22.. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
23.. Kill all exclamation points!!!
24.. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
25.. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas.
26.. Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed.
27.. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
28.. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole. Not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
29.. Puns are for children, not groan readers.
30.. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
31.. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
32.. Who needs rhetorical questions?
33.. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement. And finally...
34.. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Imagination rules the world. - Napoleon
Silence is safer than speech. - Epictetus
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright
The rules are written by the bureaucraps. - Archie Bunker
You want to invent new ideas, not new rules. - Dan Heath
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown
I make it a rule never to smoke while I'm sleeping. - Mark Twain
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall
Experience shows that exceptions are as true as the rules. - Edith Ronald Mirrielees
To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict
Retire? I can't spell the word. I'd play in a wheelchair. - Keith Richards
The general rule is that people who enjoy life also enjoy marriage. - Phyllis Battelle
I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time. - Mark Twain
If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person. - Frank Luntz
Toss out the rules; don't think outside the box, throw the box away. - Nido Qubein
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break. - John Madden
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it. - H L Mencken
If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence? - Ravi Zacharias
The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand
We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde
I want flowers, I don't want to text. What does that make me? What kind of dinosaur am I? - Jennifer Garner
A conservative is a man who wants the rules changed so no one can make a pile the way he did. - Gregory Nunn
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. - David Hilbert
In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. - Dr. Seuss
Sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in. - Jane Austen
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it. - Mario Cuomo
I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero. - George Carlin
If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson
The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown
He who learns the rules of wisdom without conforming to them in his life is like a man who plows in his field but does not sow. - Saadi
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
It has been said that figures rule the world. Maybe. But I am sure that figures tell us whether it is being ruled well or badly. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. - Deepak Chopra
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela
Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton
The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people. - Reed Hastings
Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards
The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90 percent probability you'll get it wrong. - Andy Rooney
Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. - Darth Vader
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