Ten Words You Don’t Want Used to Describe Your Story

Starting with “pretentious,” the Mysterious Matters blog lists “[T]he 10 worst words we can use to describe a manuscript.”

I scanned the list and think my ts fits, eight out of ten. Ouch.

I’ll keep at it. My story is simply waiting for a writer to appear to let it out.

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William Shatner should demand a recount

A poll of musical experts has said that Celine Dion is responsible for the worst cover song ever. Six years ago in Las Vegas, Dion performed AC/Dc’s You Shook Me All Night Long. See the BBC story.

Hear a clip of Celine Dion singing You Shook Me All Night Long.

William Shatner did not make even the bottom five. As you can see (at 1:32 into the video), he was robbed.

Shatner Singing to George Lucas

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And I Thought Stinging Nettles Were Bad

Stinging nettle (Urtica spp.) can sting and hurt for a few minutes but it’s completely benign when compared with Gympie Gympie (Dendrocnide moroides). According to Neil blogging on jennifermarhasy.com, “[c]ontact with human skin can cause extreme pain, starting as a rapidly intensifying burning sensation. The pain may persist for days, but upon exposure to cold air, water or when rubbed, the pain can be reinvigorated for up to two months or more, beyond the original sting.” Crikeys. I have a new found respect for Australian foresters.

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