1377-05 (167b2 dist, 3.3 mean)
Selected-By: "Julianna Avedon" <SOteric2@email.msn.com>
The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply.
Your question was:
And in response, thus spake the Oracle:
> Ah! Beauteaous, Cool, Deified, Ever Fragrant, Greatly Haughty,
> Intelligent, Just, Kindly Loving, Magnificently Noble, Oracle,
> plotting quite recently some typically, unfathomably, Vague Warlike
> Xcheme Your Zealness. Please tell me how to use write more precisely
> and concisely, without filling my writings with vaccuous meaningless
} Most humble, deferential, courteous and respectful supplicant, your
} desire not to be wordy, prolix, pleonastic or sesquipedalian is most
} commendable, creditable, laudable and dare I say it, meritorious.
} However, cutting out -- not to mention excising -- excess and
} unwanted verbiage from one's compositions can be as difficult and
} demanding as eliminating surplus calories from one's diet. After
} all, even the Oracle is not immune to accreting an extra pound or
} two, particularly over the recent holiday season. Metaphysically
} speaking, of course.
} Fortunately, the solution is much the same in either case. The most
} effective method is simply to remove the principle source of
} temptation. In my case, this was achieved by donating all my mince
} pies and other leftovers to the local chapter of the Society for
} Underfed Labradoodles. In yours, I suggest you destroy, ditch,
} discard or otherwise get shot of your thesaurus.
} You owe the Oracle a one line question, next time.