Saturday, October 18, 2008

Favorite new phrase!

From the comment column on neologism of the day:

I think some people don't know better. Nathan Bransford had a post about the dangers of impatience. Some people just aren't able to slog through editing, they have one draft and they want to be done. I doubt any of these authors want to be "the one" that becomes blog fodder, but they haven't invested the time to know better. Maybe the rejections will work. Or maybe we need to break out the clue-by-four.



Clue-by-four!!!
I love it!

9 comments:

jnantz said...

My personal favorite was always Miss Snark's Clue Gun (or in the case of one arrogant jerk, the ****ing Clue Gun), but clue-by-four definitely works. Poor shmuck probably won't even see it coming.

acpaul said...

Nathan's clue-by-four makes me smile every time I think about it. Too funny.

Just_Me said...
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ali said...

clue-by-four ;) haha

Sara Merrick said...

That Nathan. Clue-by-four is very clever, very funny; of course it makes me nostalgic for The Great One: Miss Snark.

FIONA said...

*snort*

I'm getting a submission ready to send out. At least I know I won't be making THAT mistake.

I do hope any mistake I make is not blog-worthy.

S William said...

I could make you a clue by four to hang on your wall. I'd sand that sucker down, varnish it, and put some purty words on it.

Cathy in AK said...

s william: Would you drill holes in it to give it swiftness of contact and a nice whooshing sound, or keep it solid for a satisfying thud upon contact?

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

if they can't take the heat, they should get the F outta the kitchen