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My lat­est busi­ness newslet­ter has been pub­lished and I invite you to check it out for tips that might help. Hope you had a won­der­ful Thanksgiving and are enjoy­ing the hol­i­day sea­son that is upon us! Judy

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Gourmet or Gourmand

Both are pas­sion­ate about good food and drink. The dif­fer­ence is in the degree of pas­sion. A gourmet knows and appre­ci­ates the fine points of food and drink. A gour­mand is a glutton.

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Supervocalics

This is a “fun” sub­ject. Supervocalics are, says Eric W. Chaikin, “a word, phrase, or proper noun which con­tains A,E,I,O,U once each, but no Y.” Neville Fogarty says “Supervocalic is an adjec­tive describ­ing a word or phrase con­tain­ing each of the five vow­els — A, E, I, O and U — exactly once. Examples […]

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Make your para­graphs interesting

Judy Vorfeld Not only do we need to write clearly and tightly, we also need to make para­graphs inter­est­ing. When pos­si­ble, avoid all short sen­tences or all long sen­tences in a para­graph. Vary them. (I just did so in this para­graph). It’s not nec­es­sary to do this with […]

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Redundant words and phrases

Judy Vorfeld Use redun­dant phrases spar­ingly (or omit) in busi­ness cor­re­spon­dence, arti­cles, head­lines, and other writ­ten doc­u­ments. Here are a few that peo­ple use reg­u­larly: * Absolutely essen­tial (essen­tial) * Added bonus (bonus) * Both of them (both) * End result (result) * Exact same (exact or same) […]

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