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Reflections of a working writer and reader



When you catch an adjective, kill it.

The title is a quote from Mark Twain. But in a piece from The New York Times, Ben Yagoda elaborates at length on the history of the words that modify nouns.


“Kicking things off with adjectives is a little like starting a kids’ birthday party with the broccoli course.”

One Response to “When you catch an adjective, kill it.”

  1. Robert says:

    Wholehearted agreement. 🙂

    jb says: I understand, I don’t like broccoli either.