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Offline Dawn

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Re: Repeat or Vary?
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2012, 04:53:28 PM »
Check this out then. ;D

Cliches
The Wizard found the following cliches.hang yourself
can it
okay
in trouble
wish you were here

Redundancies
The Wizard found the following redundancies.off (of)
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Re: Repeat or Vary?
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2012, 05:03:02 PM »
It ALWAYS comes up with off (of) -- how do you turn off the tap/TV/radio/computer? Pull the plug from the wall? Deactivate it? Just losing 'off', in many instances, does not work. When it is a redundancy -- it does work, but when it's not, it doesn't and I can't think of a viable alternative.

The cliches are cliches but out of context you can't judge them as valid or not. :(

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Re: Repeat or Vary?
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2012, 05:18:52 PM »
;D ;D ;D

I may steal that line.

I'll look at that program later tonight, Alfie. Thanks for the link.

Careful Don, todays stolen lines are tomorrows cliches.>:D

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Re: Repeat or Vary?
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2012, 06:08:29 PM »
When is a cliché not a cliché?

When it's in dialogue.  :D
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Re: Repeat or Vary?
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2012, 06:38:02 PM »
Correct -- unless your character is a weirdo with his/her own funky expressions. ;D

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Re: Repeat or Vary?
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2012, 06:48:38 PM »
Ah, but then it would dialogue.
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Re: Repeat or Vary?
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2012, 01:28:32 PM »
Thanks for the list, Sio. Nice website as well.
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