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Metaphors Gone Wild: Wildfires and Words


The effects of a single typo can damage a professional image as fast as forest fires can destroy a forest. To put out the flames that affect the profession, verify. The most important connection, check again. Consider asking a friend a linguistic critic for the third time. (If you suspect the speed at which the information can be spread, just remember “covfefe” that comes from the Oval Office). This article encourages scrutiny in general and the search for unnecessary verbiage in particular.

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Make sure you have used the correct word. The “impact” of the act and the “effect” is often confused as an act. Grammar programs do not necessarily indicate the error in their use. Our language contains more than 6000 “like”, such as “view”, “site”, “dating” or “the” that you use instead of “your”. (Unscrupulous pronouns do not take a comma).



The review also means verifying the digital references. Even among those who should know better, errors occur. There is a publishing company referred to in the author’s contract, “it is expected that the copyrights [except for” what they mean] copies sold to the author will be reduced by 50%. “Continental Airlines evaluated its 1993 ad in the Boston Herald, offering a one-way show from Boston to Los Angeles Twenty thousand round-trip tickets were sold, costing the company hundreds of dollars for each wrong price.

Of course, there was a recent presidential reference to the sale of an F-52 fighter jet to Norway (called “Normay” in a previous press release). As you know now, the F-52 is just a fictional plane that appears in a video game called Call of Duty.

They have already appeared as the following printing errors. While they are entertaining, they lend a lot of credibility to the reputation of writers like Maher’s words.




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