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#152715 12/28/05 11:23 AM
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As far as I'm concerned, it's "the Tigers is," but it just sounds funny, and people can't be bothered.




If it sounds funny, apply Safire's Rule:

If it sounds funny, the hell with it.

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As far as I'm concerned, it's "the Tigers is," but it just sounds funny, and people can't be bothered.




If it sounds funny, apply Safire's Rule:

If it sounds funny, the hell with it.




An excellent rule, to be sure. Not to say that sounding funny isn't sometimes just the ticket.

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helo....what is the Safire's Rule? please explain Faldage.

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helo....what is the Safire's Rule? please explain Faldage.




Safire's Rule:

If it sounds funny, the hell with it.

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I know you wanted more information, Kits. Click on http://www.fortunecity.com/campus/books/845/safire.htm for William Safire's Rules of Writing.

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I know you wanted more information, Kits. Click on http://www.fortunecity.com/campus/books/845/safire.htm for William Safire's Rules of Writing.




Proving that if it sounds funny, it might be just the ticket.

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did I just miss it, or does that site *not include "Safire's Rule"?

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"Trajan was ambitious of fame; and as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.

Gibbon, Decline and Fall

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Gibbon, Decline and Fall

It's even older than that.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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Gibbon, Decline and Fall

It's even older than that.




Yeah, but I kinda liked the quote.

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