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 Post subject: Then don't write it!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:52 pm 
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From a pets column:<p>The problem is huge — no pun intended. It seems a growing number of cats in America are overweight. <p>If you didn't intend the pun, then why was the story filed with it? Don't lie to your readers!


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 Post subject: Re: Then don't write it!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:34 am 
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At least he didn't pussyfoot around with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Then don't write it!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:49 am 
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OK, here's what I don't understand. If a writer acknowledges that a pun is present, and it was truly unintentional, wouldn't they find some other way to write that phrase?


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