Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Sentence I Loved

"It is this enforced brevity that discourages obfuscating digressions and promotes precision."

--Lia Gainger, This Magazine, May 2009


I had to do a double-take on that one Benji:-)great stuff as always-I have never heard of that magazine before-of course that is not saying much as I am sure there are thousands I haven't heard of. The bookstore closest to my place seems intent on getting rid of all my old favorites-Z magazine, Fortean Times, Utne and some others-and they are going into overdrive carrying fashion mags (men and womens) sigh-I guess it is the general direction the world-especially the US is heading-all the best to you!!
say what?

by jove, I think I've got it!
enforced brevity is discipline

obfuscation is creative writing
Why? One can obfuscate in brief declarative sentences, such as "I am here to help" (see comment on next post).
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