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  1. Wreybies replied to the thread Oxymoron.

    No surer sign that we are all in that metaphorical hand-basket headed to hell when we start playing the "my country sucks worse than...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:58 PM
  2. Wreybies liked Tenderiser's post in the thread Oxymoron.

    We do have "Brexit is Brexit" which, to at least pretend I'm still on topic, is a good example of tautology.

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  3. Wreybies replied to the thread Oxymoron.

    Okay. Yes, yes. That's daunting. But do you folks have "alternative facts"? :whistle: :-D And to again acknowledge the original...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:22 PM
  4. Wreybies liked Tenderiser's post in the thread Oxymoron.

    Okay you guys are strong contenders. I proffer this: [MEDIA]

    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM
  5. Wreybies replied to the thread Oxymoron.

    The silence after he screams BOOKS! :wtf: :-D

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:28 PM
  6. Wreybies liked Iain Aschendale's post in the thread Oxymoron.

    [MEDIA]

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:26 PM
  7. Wreybies liked Lifeline's post in the thread Help. I'm rethinking everything..

    Wrey: I don't want to laugh uproariously, but I do now *snickers wildly*. I scrapped more than this amount I think three times so far...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:23 PM
  8. Wreybies attached a file to the thread Oxymoron.

    As @ChickenFreak already stated, the term is not describing different kinds of average, but whether one is above or below the middle...

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  9. Wreybies replied to the thread Help. I'm rethinking everything..

    Yep, at just about the 15k mark I realized that my story was stalling because it was boring and, frankly, stupid. Two cliché Disney Hot...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:08 PM
  10. Wreybies replied to the thread Describing Characters 'not of earth' without anachronisms?.

    You are correct that these things happen a lot more than we realize. In the film Battle for Terra, there's a scene that always bugs me...

    Jan 23, 2017 at 2:09 AM
  11. Wreybies liked Sack-a-Doo!'s post in the thread Mother vs. His mother.

    This is in line with what I learned about grammar. The technicality of it... 'Mother' is capitalized when it takes the place of her...

    Jan 22, 2017 at 9:47 PM
  12. Wreybies liked ChickenFreak's post in the thread Mother vs. His mother.

    Totally fine. "His mother" would add a great deal of distance that I think you don't want.

    Jan 22, 2017 at 9:47 PM
  13. Wreybies liked deadrats's post in the thread Mother vs. His mother.

    It works so long as the rest of the prose follow with the same closeness. But all the examples you posted read fine.

    Jan 22, 2017 at 9:47 PM
  14. Wreybies replied to the thread Readability writing help.

    Well, it would seem that the trend of thin skin being all the rage here in the States has jumped the pond. This is the point where I...

    Jan 22, 2017 at 9:41 PM
  15. Wreybies replied to the thread Readability writing help.

    Sounds like you're writing at too high a register or too idiomatically. One of the mods, @Mckk, gave me a peek at an article a while...

    Jan 22, 2017 at 9:21 PM