Accessing the Holy Grail – Better Words #writingtips #science #amwriting

Holy Grail Caliz de Donna-Urraca

Caliz de Donna-Urraca: One of several cups claimed to be the Holy Grail – another cliche

Is your writing weighed down with clichés? Carl Zimmer has an interesting site: Irregardless, a crowd-sourced style guide. While his guide is intended for science journalism, other writers may find it useful, too. The site lists words and phrases that are misused or misleading, lack meaning, are pompous, or simply hard to read; with suggested alternatives. Take that, paradigm shift!

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