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.
Monogamy: A synonym for monotony. - Gregory Nunn
Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin
Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle
What's another word for thesaurus? - Steven Wright
Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith
The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert
There's a deception to every rule. - Hal Luyah
Rules and regulations and priororities. - Archie Bunker
The rules are written by the bureaucraps. - Archie Bunker
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. - Claude Debussy
Rule number one: if it's not good, don't share it. - Christin Kardos
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis
The general rule is that people who enjoy life also enjoy marriage. - Phyllis Battelle
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
I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong. - Barbra Streisand
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it. - H L Mencken
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. - Atticus Finch
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. - Earl Nightingale
Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. - Yakov Smirnoff
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see. - Julius Caesar
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden
Self-preservation is the first law of nature, but self-sacrifice is the highest rule of grace. - Unknown
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran
If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important Rule of Beauty: "Who cares?" - Tina Fey
I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. - Aeschylus
A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia. - Jack Horner
Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri
Grammar: 1. Lives with granpar; 2. The difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You’re Nuts. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
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
"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin
Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don't work on Halloween and I won't travel on Halloween. - Simon Sinek
As a rule man is a fool,
When it's hot he wants it cool,
When it's cool he wants it hot,
Always wanting what is not. - Unknown
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
Good content should be at the heart of your strategy, but it is equally important to keep the display context of that content in mind as well. - Tim Frick
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