In A Word (or Two)

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

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Spit it out! Literally speaking

One trend that seems to be more prevalent in website content lately is the tendency to phrase things poorly. Especially, to add many more words than are needed to express a thought.

And I won't name the guilty party involved, not only because I don't know him, but mostly because I find the same type of awkward wording creeping into my own work. The other day, when I was trying to say, "this type of link" it somehow came out as, "the type of link you want to look at,"... There have been numerous examples. . .

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