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.
Silence is safer than speech. - Epictetus
Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs
Speech is of time; silence is of eternity. - Thomas Carlyle
A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb
A story is told as much by silence as by speech. - Susan Griffin
Synonym Bun: What a thesaurus eats for breakfast - Unknown
America is a land where men govern, but women rule. - John M Brown
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. - Henry David Thoreau
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. - Claude Debussy
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber
War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules. - Ross Perot
I failed kindergarten because I couldn't spell my last name. - Zach Galifianakis
Reality can be lost when reason and language have been violated. - Ravi Zacharias
Rules of society are nothing; one's conscience is the umpire. - Madame Dudevant
Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn
If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence? - Ravi Zacharias
Language: The blood of the soul into which thoughts run, and out of which they grow - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
The first rule is not to lose money. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. - Warren Buffett
I live by my own rules (reviewed, revised, and approved by my wife), but still my own. - Si Robertson
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
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. - Rene Descartes
Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law. - Stockwell Day
The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Unknown
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise, we do not believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky
Give me a few lines of a man's handwriting; that will be sufficient for me to get him hanged. - Cardinal Richelieu
German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. - Noam Chomsky
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass
If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson
Three rules of work: Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein
The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle
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
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
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell
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