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Quote of the day

 So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.

—  John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society

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5 responses to “Quote of the day”

  1. kizzylee says :

    brilliant quote!

  2. sharechair says :

    I like this very much. (so sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂 )

  3. Iskra Dimitrova (@alaeliberae) says :

    If we were to use those synonyms in everyday life, we risk sounding like 18th century English aristocracy :)Or am I mistaken

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