How To Write GlockTalk Posts Good 1. Always avoid alliteration. 2. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. 3. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. 4. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. 5. Remember to never split an infinitive. 6. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos. 7. One should never generalize. 8. Comparisons are as bad as cliches. 9. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous. 10. Be more or less specific. 11. Who needs rhetorical questions? 12. One-word sentences? Eliminate. 13. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake. 14. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms. 15. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed. 16. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided. 17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement. 18. Don't never use a double negative. 19. Verbs have to agree with their subjects. 20. Don't overuse exclamation marks!!!!!!!