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Verbs bad

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Someone recently linked to the Verbs Bad manifesto, a verbless argument against the use of verbs, written by Miranda Tedholm, age 17; it apparently won a Scholastic "Art and Writing" award in 2001, but the Scholastic page where it used to live is no longer there.

It's a fun piece. There are several bits I would have recommended tweaking a bit for improved phrasing, and she slips back and forth between sounding very natural ("No more erudition, no more delicacy in language!") and sounding like she's leaving out words ("erudition possible without verbs"); still, it's an impressive effort.

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