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… and there’s Nothing.  There’s writing that’s absolutely nothing.   Here’s an example. 

True nullity of expression demands that the writer pay heed to style as much as content.  Nothing style should be without human markings, the work of a word-generator.  It should aim to be dead on the page at the moment it hits the page, like nail polish that dries the instant you roll it out. 

Classic Nothing takes a significant social problem, a current issue of substance, and then, in an attitude of hearty, can-do concern, taps it lightly here and there with rhetorical questions and reassuring answers.   It’s like the fairy godmother in Cinderella transforming actual things like pumpkins into pretend things like coaches.  What is this problem?  Can we solve it?  Time will tell!  Let’s work together!  Let’s admit we have a problem! 

 Put style and content together in this way and what do you get?  Bippity boppity boo.

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2 Responses to “There’s Guy Style, There’s Ranting…”

  1. francofou Says:

    You say bippity, and I say bibbity.
    You say boppity, and I say bobbity.
    Let’s call the whole thing off.

  2. Tuesday June 9, 2009 « Log24 Says:

    […] "She was referring to life as a kind of improvisation: that magical crossroads of rigor and ease, structure and freedom, reason and intuition. What she calls being prepared to 'go with the change.'"   Bippity Boppity Boo. […]

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