No more nouns

I’ve decided that I’m against ’em. Ugly, nasty, smelly! Too hideously leaden and concrete. I’m done with them. Pronouns, however, are absolutely fine.1 From now on you must write without them!

  1. Yes, I’m aware that “pronoun” is a noun. What of it? []


  1. dragonfly on #


    (are interjections allowed? 😉 )

  2. Dawn on #


  3. Patrick on #

    She is smart!

  4. Justine on #

    Dawn: why?

    Because I say so.

  5. JS Bangs on #

    It’s not so hard if you verbify or adjectivize the nouny ones you’re tempted to use.

  6. Iris on #

    Okay. This might be slightly challenging. Hee hee!

  7. Diana Peterfreund on #

    Write all your future books in the language of Tlon. “Upward behind the onstreaming it mooned.”

  8. hillary! on #

    I can’t find any thingamabobs?

  9. janet on #

    I’m not sure if it’ll work, but hey, it’s worth trying.

  10. Mary Elizabeth S. on #

    Why the sudden dislike of…you-know-whats?


  11. Mary Elizabeth S. on #

    Oh, and, um, does this mean we can use adverbs now? 😉


  12. janet on #

    Also wondering: what about implying, as in “give me a little of that,” which implies “a little b-t”?

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