Writing Garbage

Nowadays, some people like to use fancy words. They anticipate that through the employment of these sophisticated expressions their prose will reflect and testify to the superior intellect of their author. However, in truth, they get caught in their own webs.

Great writers use simple, clear, and understandable words – no monkey-business. Great writers entertain, engage, and excite – they don’t lecture, philosophize, or embellish.

We live in the information age. Today, there’s a whole lot of words, but little meaning. Hundreds of thousands of “systems of development,” “educational curriculum,” and “formal and standard procedures” are floating far out there in the sea of cyberspace like empty plastic bottles in the Texas-sized garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean. It’s time to reclaim our language.

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