Very Deep Thought

I just saw the Liar-in-Chief on cable teevee. In addition to incorrectly claiming that Michael Cohen had already been sentenced to a long prison term, he used his favorite word:

Trump’s mangled and gnarly syntax has actually impacted my writing style. When I finish a draft of anything but a shopping list, I scrub out the verys. Occasionally they survive but that’s a very rare occurrence. Oops, I did it again.

The last word goes to Richard Thompson:


One thought on “Very Deep Thought

  1. Wasn’t it Mark Twain who advocated using ‘God damned’ in place of ‘very’ – on the theory that your editor would then delete it wherever it appeared, leaving your prose as it should have been in the first place … ?

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