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02 June 2008 @ 04:52 pm
FumbleRules icons!  
Humorous English-nerd icons and a random Dalek.

You're free to take them, of course, but it would be nice if I was credited. Please do not hotlink the icons; I do not have unlimited bandwith on my photobucket account.

Samples:
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Don't use no double negatives. Hyperbole is the worst ever! Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixed metaphors!
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Avoid the overuse of inverted commas. Avoid the overuse of quotation marks. No sentence fragments.
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Avoid the overuse of exclamation marks!!!!! It is incumbent on us to avoid archaisms. Eschew dialect, irregardless.
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Do not put statements in the negative form. Psychedalek! This Dalek is surrounded by sixties-style colourful flowers. Always pick on the correct idiom.
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Subjects and verbs always has to agree. Avoid commas, that are not necessary. Don't use contractions in formal writing.
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Last but not least, avoid cliches. Don't abbrev.
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The patterns for the icons are mostly from lj-heartdivide, except for the ones on the archaisms, contractions, dialect, idioms and exclamation marks icons. The archaisms icon uses a photograph of a Chaucer manuscript. The contractions one uses one of Smuffster@DeviantArt's patterns. The dialect, idiom and exclamation mark icons use patterns from smashingmagazine.com.
 
 
 
silent_sopranosilent_soprano on February 16th, 2016 01:59 pm (UTC)
I know this is an old entry--but these icons are hilarious! There was no way I can't not resist saving them all! ;)