22 ene. 2007

Never begin an essay or a talk by quoting the dictionary definition of a word, unless you are a high-school student or want to be mistaken for a high-school student.

4 comentarios:

Andrew Shields dijo...

First-semester college students do it, too, at least in Switzerland.

"It all depends on what you mean by ..."

Robert dijo...

...or it's the OED and you've found a really interesting early usage of the word that catalyzes all the points in your essay into something unique and sublime.

Jonathan dijo...

You know that's not what I'm talking about.

shanna dijo...

don't forget the advertising copywriters.