23 March 2016

Repeated Phrase

Ever watch a YouTube review of a gun and start thinking if you took a shot every time they repeated a phrase you'd need your stomach pumped to survive it?

Go find just about any review of a pistol, for example, and count the number of times the presenter says "the handgun".  With rifles it tends to be "the weapon".

It's a bit of writing style I'd read a long time ago, so started noticing its use (and not).

If you've got to repeat yourself, paraphrase it by using synonyms.

In other words, buy a thesaurus, and use it, or risk sounding like a parrot in your delivery!

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