Wednesday, September 21, 2005

My Favorite Writing Trick

Jack Shafer has written an awesome article about how writers use vague words to make their articles seem more credible. It is a great example of how manipulative certain memes can be. Check it out.

So far, my favorite meme for this week has been "reopen" as in"mayor plans to reopen New Orleans." I love thinking about New Orleans as a retail store that gets opened and closed. Lets try to find a better word to sound more considerate. People are moving back to their homes for gosh sakes.

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