[lit-ideas] Re: A Rant You Can Embellish

  • From: "Julie Krueger" <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 12:11:56 -0500

That's almost enough to put one off both artichokes and liquor.

I'll add

misusing, abusing, mispelling, mispronouncing, and generally interchanging
   allusion/illusion
   affect/effect
   wreak/reek/wreck

confusing imply & infer

"I *could* care less"

English teachers who distribute printed material containing typos and
grammatical & punctuation errors to their students.

Gravy, turkey, green bean, etc. flavored soda.

Infomercials

On 5/20/08, Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> New additions from other sources:
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> Artichoke liqueur
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> Alphabetical order
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> Branded clothing
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> Cliché masked as clarity
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> Chaos paraded as spontaneity
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> Discussions of how unbelievably ignorant Americans are
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> Doomsday diatribes
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> Ellipses pawned as profundity
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> Frequent alliteration and allusion
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