Thursday, December 31, 2009

It is what it is: A columnist takes on idiots

For the 26th year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gene Collier awards the Trite Trophy for abuse of the English language, by sports writers, broadcasters, athletes and fans. His short list isn't very short, with many phrases in the discussion, but at the end of the day take a moment to read this absolute monster piece of writing.

As a writer, Collier clearly has a heck of a motor.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this. And every writer -- not just every sports writer -- should take this list and resolve: "I will never use any of these phrases again." You might not achieve perfection, but in trying you'll cut a lot of lazy stuff out of your writing, which equals better writing.