Re: Golden Rules of Writing

Subject: Re: Golden Rules of Writing
From: Kathy Aloha Nichols <knichols -at- AUSTIN -dot- IBM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 1995 20:08:57 GMT

In article <9412271732 -dot- AA04940 -at- accugraph -dot- com>, Michael LaTorra
<mikel -at- huey -dot- accugraph -dot- com> writes:
> Here are some additions to this burgeoning thread of
> quotes about writing, precision, and clarity:

> "The difference between the right word and the almost right word
> is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."
> -- Mark Twain

> "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."
> -- Albert Einstein

> Live long & prosper,
> Mike LaTorra

And then there's:

"Short words are best and the old words when short
are best of all." --Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

I take this quote as my personal warning from Winnie to guard
against not only "big" words (which may showcase my vocabulary
but not help the reader) but also too much jargon.

Kathy Nichols (knichols -at- risc -dot- austin -dot- ibm -dot- com)
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