[Loch-Ruadh] Speaking Forsoothly - Daily Lesson 2

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Wed Aug 23 09:10:48 PDT 2006

Eschew Obfuscation

Pádraig Ruad Ó Maolagáin <padraig_ruad at irishbard.org> wrote:  Daily Lesson 2

Avoid using "not" contractions: can't, won't, didn't, shouldn't, etc. 
Use the complete words: cannot, will not, did not, should not, etc.
"I cannot abide this abuse of language!"

Shakespearian Word/Phrase of the Day:
Marry - a mild oath (by the Virgin Mary!), similar to "indeed"
"Marry, I shall go forth straightaway!"

Nunc est bibendum.
Politicians prefer unarmed peasants.

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