Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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The more exclamation points a piece of nonfiction writing has, the less likely it is to be worth anything. Even a single exclamation point should be viewed as a big red warning flag. If you come across double exclamation points, you can stop reading right there and move on to something more profitable.

True of advertising, too. The more exclamation points, the worse the product. Remember Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander's 1996 bid for the Republican Presidential nomination? You don't, huh? Its slogan was: "Lamar!".

In fiction, the curve of exclamation point tolerance should be shifted to the right. But not too far.


haka(ru), hakarigoto

meaning: plot, stratagem

無謀 == mubou == (noun, adjective that takes な) reckless, thoughtless, recklessness
謀略 == bouryaku == (noun) strategy, stratagem, trick, scheme, plot

Left radical is 'word/speak' (言). Right radical is 'certain' (某), here acting phonetically to express 'seek'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Plot hinges on a certain word.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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