Superfluous modifier contest

Subject: Superfluous modifier contest
From: John Gear <catalyst -at- PACIFIER -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 20:43:00 PST

Someone wrote:

>That's my last word on this subject. Now, how about the overuse of implement
>and/or utilize and very unique (can there possibly be grades of unique?),
>open trench (what other kind is there?), etc.

Announcing the 1996 Techwr Superfluous Modifier Contest!

Grand Prize: Transitory fame, fleeting glory ... (cash value: zip-point-...)

Judges: List members who care ... or who don't care but comment anyway

How to play: Send in examples of the most memorable useless modifiers from
your own work or the work of others. Authors may remain anonymous to
protect the guilty.

Deadline: by consensus

First entry: " . . . female radiation workers who are pregnant are required
to . . ." (anon.)


John Gear (catalyst -at- pacifier -dot- com)

The Bill of Rights -- The ORIGINAL Contract with America
Beware of Imitations. Accept No Substitutes. Insist on the Genuine Articles.


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