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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
That's a nice little poem. Thanks for sharing. I apologize if my comment came across as being racist. I didn't intend it to be. I enjoy drinking from all waters. I just think that a certain genre of contemporary speech, esp. one that draws on contemporary American slang, is detrimental to the thinking mind. For instance, Americanisms such as 'shoot the breeze', 'brew a pop' and 'take a stab at it,' corrupt the language and leave little aid for the imagination when they're used as a generalization, esp. when the thing to be taken a stab at isn't stab-worthy but a task at hand.
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
My head hurts, @EdwinAshworth. But I do like to take your suggestion and twist it to my needs a bit. I am now likely to use the expression 'of the kitchen-sink' variety where I intend to mean 'of garden variety.' I think that's a very appealing substitute. Thanks for sharing it.
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Crossed a few wires, @EdwinAshworth?
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Ah, but I see now that my usage of the word 'tiresome' triggered your response. In that context, it is totally appropriate. Thanks many.
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Though I don't really think that that's the word I was looking for in this case, I do appreciate the website you shared. I think that's an immensely useful resource to any writer. So, thanks a great deal. I don't quite like the word choppy as much, in the same vein as I dislike many other Americanisms. They offer very little for the imagination.
Jan
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comment What is it called when a snake is showing its head when angry?
You're right. Though I believe the original poster has a picture in mind of a hooded snake. So it seems.
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Thank you all for the brilliant discussion and your learned company. I love English and your intelligent commentary delights.
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. I especially love the sound of the last two words you listed and have taken special attention towards them. They go into my list of active writing vocabulary. As for the best answer so far, I believe yours and the one I have marked are on a tie. I had to choose one, so I chose the other.
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Thank you for the wonderful suggestions and your learned company.
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Wonderfully explained. Thank you, sir.
Jan
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answered What is it called when a snake is showing its head when angry?
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Nothing. I might go with it. Thanks.
Jan
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comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Thanks very much for the suggestions, @BillFranke. I might use one of yours. I am also searching, I guess, for a sound. A sound that I can use in a more formal setting. Like the word 'didactic' would be an adjective I could use if the poem were instructional and literally stated. I'm looking for a more generic word that I can use in a formal setting.
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