In A Word (or Two)

Bits and Tips about writing in general, especially writing for the internet.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Get it?

A friend once told me that the use of the word "get" in writing is just plain bad English.

After that, I became very self-conscious about it-- and struggled to replace all the "get's" in my writing. So I no longer ‘got' an ‘A,' I received an ‘A'. (I wish.) I no longer ‘got' going. I began or went. I was not ‘getting' a soda from the fridge, I was "acquiring" a soda. . .

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