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27th May '16 10:30:28 AM Jeduthun
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->"''Omit unnecesary words.''"
-->--'''''The Elements of Style'''''

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->"''Omit unnecesary ->''Omit needless words.''"
-->--'''''The
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-->--''William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White'', '''''The
Elements of Style'''''
17th Apr '16 6:00:46 AM aye_amber
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* The Minutemen's "Take 5, D":

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* The Minutemen's Music/TheMinutemen's "Take 5, D":



* The title to track to ''The Downward Spiral'' by NineInchNails. The lyrics are sparse, spoken instead of sung, and are mostly bare description. "Eraser," from the same album, could count as well - it only has a few lines, all two words long with just a verb and a noun (either "you" or "me").
* NeilDiamond's Solitary Man summarizes his failed relationships in this style. It's devastating.

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* The title to track to ''The Downward Spiral'' by NineInchNails.Music/NineInchNails. The lyrics are sparse, spoken instead of sung, and are mostly bare description. "Eraser," from the same album, could count as well - it only has a few lines, all two words long with just a verb and a noun (either "you" or "me").
* NeilDiamond's Music/NeilDiamond's Solitary Man summarizes his failed relationships in this style. It's devastating.
5th Apr '16 10:52:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'':

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* ''SinCity'':''ComicBook/SinCity'':
30th Mar '16 9:49:03 AM Woggs123
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* ''Videogame/SunlessSea'' is normally full of flowery, Victorian-style PurpleProse, but will delve into beige [[NothingIsScarier to punctuate certain events.]]
9th Mar '16 4:07:28 PM Doug86
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* The Spartans, whose simplicity of speech gave rise to the word "laconic," after their dialect of Greek. For example, when Philip II of Macedon threatened them with the message: "If we enter Sparta, we will [[RapePillageAndBurn raze all your buildings and ravage all your women]]," Sparta sent back the answer, "If." Philip, as well as his son {{Alexander|TheGreat}}, left Sparta alone.

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* The Spartans, whose simplicity of speech gave rise to the word "laconic," after their dialect of Greek. For example, when Philip II of Macedon threatened them with the message: "If we enter Sparta, we will [[RapePillageAndBurn raze all your buildings and ravage all your women]]," Sparta sent back the answer, "If." Philip, as well as his son {{Alexander|TheGreat}}, UsefulNotes/{{Alexander|TheGreat}}, left Sparta alone.
23rd Feb '16 9:12:55 PM saintonge
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->"''Omit needless words.''"

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->"''Omit needless unnecesary words.''"
29th Jan '16 2:13:28 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Fanfic/GurrenJesus'', a crossover fic. ''GurrenLagann'' and Literature/TheBible. Makes it better.

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* ''Fanfic/GurrenJesus'', a crossover fic. ''GurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' and Literature/TheBible. Makes it better.
18th Jan '16 3:19:38 PM ThallianGold
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* An ad for ADeathInTheFamily: "Robin is dead, murdered by the Joker."
11th Dec '15 11:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* The ''XWingSeries'':

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* The ''XWingSeries'':''Literature/XWingSeries'':
4th Dec '15 5:25:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* CharlesBukowski tells you only what you need to know. Very rarely uses multisyllabic words. The times when he breaks those rules are powerful.
* ''{{Candide}}'', by Voltaire. 1,000 page epic, shrunk into 75 pages. Very few details. Quickly advancing.
* JamesEllroy. Early works aren't too bad, but ''White Jazz'' and ''Blood's A Rover'' and after? Every. Sentence. Is. Like. This. Brevity is one thing, but what about bookisms? When told ''White Jazz'' overran its intended length, he took out everything that wasn't BeigeProse. Made it short enough but hard to read.

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* CharlesBukowski Creator/CharlesBukowski tells you only what you need to know. Very rarely uses multisyllabic words. The times when he breaks those rules are powerful.
* ''{{Candide}}'', ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', by Voltaire. 1,000 page epic, shrunk into 75 pages. Very few details. Quickly advancing.
* JamesEllroy.Creator/JamesEllroy. Early works aren't too bad, but ''White Jazz'' and ''Blood's A Rover'' and after? Every. Sentence. Is. Like. This. Brevity is one thing, but what about bookisms? When told ''White Jazz'' overran its intended length, he took out everything that wasn't BeigeProse. Made it short enough but hard to read.
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