Annoying Words: Pretentious
“Pretentious” is the most pretentious word. It allows one to dismiss any intellectual or creative endeavor with no explanation.
In My Dream I’m Drowning
This piece was written for professor Burnside’s Elements of Style class at the University of Dayton. Like everything else from that class, I’m putting it here in the oddball category rather than the academic category. If I remember correctly, the prompt for this one was that every sentence had to be shorter than eight (nine?) words. Maybe the second person was part of the prompt. I forget.
Dear Elon Musk
This was an assignment for Professor Burnside’s “Element’s of Style” class at UD. We were required to write a persuasive letter and every sentence had to have at least 25 words.