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tacocat  ·  247 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, I have a language question

Don't get me wrong. I think he's extremely talented. I wouldn't have that opinion if I hadn't read his stuff.

I'm mostly talking about his essays because that's what I'm more familiar with and your argument falls flat when applied to non fiction work that's meant to communicate a central point. I'm chugging along digging a story about lobsters or cruise ships or MTV and for no good reason he inserts these awkward esoteric words that do more to confuse than communicate and it stops me and makes me ask if that was really the most effective way to have said that