Melanie Spiller & Coloratura Consulting
A Tonic for Ramshackle Wordsmiths
Copyright Melanie Spiller 2011. Do not copy without permission.
The First Horrible Sentence Awards
There are some sentences so convoluted and strange that they deserve an award. Some of these were in published works (gadzooks!) and
others were part of work that needed me to edit it. (My apologies if your sentence is among these.)
- While parodies
and cartoons can be great fun, they often mask not a little truth.
- Sometimes common application development activities are not so
easy to accomplish and therefore a prime candidate for a new WinForm control to accomplish the task. [confused focus]
- So what are
you waiting for: start poking and reading.
- While cost always remains a key concern, time (or how long it takes to produce a tactical
result) trumps money. [colloquialism gone wild]
- However, the pitch will vary as the square of the tension applied to it.
- In other
words, from the E-flat down the arpeggio. [no noun in the subject]
Poor Word Choice
- Take [the software] out and execute it.
Blog will be mainly dedicated to Research Services related items, but as things go, it will most likely expand into other areas overtime.
I mentioned that to be polite, the component should not hammer the client with a constant barrage of events.
and again out of every generation there bursts upon the singing scene a great natural voice.
- This design
allows the reader (that’s you) to hook the UI up to another database such as Microsoft Jet without having to modify the client code
- So, the question that should be swimming through your head is “How do I access the thread pool?”
Please send me your favorite
horrible sentences, and I’ll publish them periodically.