Category : Word Processors
Archive   : PROSCRIB.ZIP
Filename : WASTED.WRD

 
Output of file : WASTED.WRD contained in archive : PROSCRIB.ZIP
1 Add your own, or edit MR's Word Wasters. Phrases MUST begin on line 10. You
2 may add as many as you like - up to 200 total. Press [RETURN] after each
3 each line. SAVE THIS FILE IN ASCII format. << Guidelines >>
4 (WW=Word Waster/TW=Tongue Wager/VtN=Verb-to-Noun/PV=Passive/MW=Misused Word)
5 * Each line MUST have 2 parts: (1) Phrase to scan for, (2) Comment.
6 -MUST: Enclose each in quotes (""). Separate them with a comma (""=No Comment)
7 -There must be NO SPACE between the quotes and the text: " Text " = Illegal
8 * Maximum # of characters: Phrase: 35 (27 printed) Message: 47
9 * DON'T use apostrophes (') or quotes ("). Use hyphens/parentheses to delimit.
"The truth is", "WW Unnecessary. Just state the truth."
"The fact is", "WW Unnecessary. Just state the facts."
"The question as to whether","WW Use: Whether, or The question whether"
"As to whether", "WW Use: Whether"
"There is no doubt that", "WW Use: No doubt or Doubtless"
"There is no doubt but", "WW Use: No doubt or Doubtless"
"For purposes of", "WW Use: For"
"The reason for", "WW Use: Because or just The Reason"
"The reason is", "WW Use: Because"
"The reason why is", "WW Use: Because"
"Owing to the fact that", "WW Use: Since or Because"
"The fact that", "WW Use: Since or Because"
"In spite of the fact", "WW Use: Though or Although"
"Unaware of the fact", "WW Use: Unaware that or Did not know"
"In view of the fact", "WW Use: Since or Because"
"In light of the fact that", "WW Use: Since or Because"
"On account of the fact that","WW Use: Since or Because"
"Call your attention to", "WW Use: Remind you, Show you or Point out"
"And or", "WW And/Or is a short cut. Avoid."
"As good as or better than", "WW Try: As good as x or better than"
"As yet", "WW Use: Yet"
"Doubt but", "WW -But- unnecessary in -I doubt but that...-"
"Help but", "WW -But- unnecessary in -I can't help but...-"
"Has got", "WW -Got- redundant"
"Have got", "WW -Got- redundant"
"ve got", "WW -Got- redundant (I've Got) Use: I/we have"
"is one who", "WW -Is one who- redundant, unnecessary"
"One of the most", "WW Threadbare, Unnecessary"
"One of the most unique", "WW Use: Unique"
"Foreseeable future", "WW ? Fuzzy cliche. Be more specific"
"As regards", "WW Try: Considering or About"
"For the purpose of", "WW Use: For"
"In connection with", "WW Use: With or About"
"In order to", "WW Use: To"
"In relation to", "WW Unnecessary phrase"
"In terms of", "WW Unnecessary phrase"
"In the course of", "WW Use: During"
"In the interests of", "WW Use: To"
"In view of", "WW Use: Since or Because"
"On the order of", "WW Use: Is"
"Such that", "WW Unnecessary phrase"
"Through the use of", "WW Use: Using"
"To the extent that", "WW Threadbare phrase"
"With reference to", "WW Use: About or Concerning"
"In reference to", "WW Use: About"
"With respect to", "WW Use: About or Concerning"
"With a view to", "WW Use: To"
"With a view toward", "WW Use: To"
"Prior to", "WW Use: Before"
"In the event", "WW Use: If, as in If x occurs .."
"At the present", "WW Use: Now"
"In my opinion", "WW Weakening. State facts/Use I recommend"
"Acknowledge receipt of", "WW Use: We got, or We received"
"Are in receipt of", "WW Use: We got"
"In accordance with", "WW Use: By or Because of"
"The bulk of", "WW Use: Most of"
"Along the lines of", "WW Use: Like"
"On the grounds that", "WW Use: Since or Because"
"With the result that", "WW Use: So"
"In the amount of", "WW Use: For"
"In a position to", "WW Use: To"
"Not in a position to", "WW Use: Can't, as in We can't..."
"Until such time", "WW Use: Until"
"With the exception of", "WW Use: Except"
"In conjuction with", "WW Use: With"
"If at all possible", "WW Use: If possible"
"It would seem that", "WW Use: Apparently or Probably"
"In most cases", "WW Use: Usually"
"In all cases", "WW Use: Always, All"
"At this point", "WW Use: Now"
"After this has been", "WW Use: Then"
"It may well be", "WW Use: Perhaps"
"During the time", "WW Use: While"
"A large number of", "WW Use: Many"
"A great deal", "WW Use: Much"
"During the month", "WW Use: During or In, as in In May..."
"Refer back to", "WW -Back- Unnecessary. Use: Refer to"
"Aimed at", "WW Use: For"
"Grouped together", "WW & Redundant Use: Grouped"
"In between", "WW & Redundant Use: Between"
"In agreement with", "WW Use: Agree"
"Please arrange to", "WW -Arrange to- often unnecessary"
"I tentatively suggest", "WW Avoid weak -tentatively- Use: I suggest..."
"In the near future", "WW Use: Soon"
"By means of", "WW Use: By"
"It appears that", "WW Use: Apparently"
"Of great importance", "WW Use: Important"
"Current status", "WW Redundant. Use just: Status"
"Anticipate", "TW Use: Expect"
"Fortuitous", "TW Do you mean -Fortunate or Lucky?-"
"Erroneous", "TW Use: Wrong"
"Currently", "TW Use: Now"
"Utilize", "TW Use: Use"
"Utilization", "TW Use: Use"
"Importantly", "TW Avoid. Rephrase."
"Meaningful", "TW Overused. Avoid. Rephrase."
"Methodology", "TW Use: Methods"
"Herewith", "TW Use: Here, With this or Enclosed is"
"Herein", "TW Use: Here, With this or Inside"
"Ameliorate", "TW Use: Improve"
"Modify", "TW Use: Change"
"Promulgate", "TW Use: Publish"
"Cognizant", "TW Use: Aware"
"Accomplish", "TW Use: Do"
"Optimum", "TW Use: Best"
"Inasmuch as", "TW Use: Since or Because"
"Pertaining to", "TW Use: About"
"Ascertain", "TW Use: Find out, Learn"
"Endeavor", "TW Use: Try"
"Facilitate", "TW Use: Make easy, Help with"
"Approximately", "TW Use: About"
"Subsequent", "TW Use: Next"
"Subsequent to", "TW Use: After"
"Is wanted", "PV Weak. Use: I/We/They want"
"Have been shown to be", "PV WW Use: Are"
"As being", "PV WW -Being- often unnecessary. Try just -As-"
"Who is", "PV WW Often unnecessary."
"Which was", "PV WW Often unnecessary"
"That is", "PV WW Often unnecessary"
"That was", "PV WW Often unnecessary"
"That will be", "PV WW Often unnecessary"
"Is recommended", "PV WW Use: I/we recommend"
"Is thought", "PV WW Use: I/we think"
"Is assumed that", "PV WW Use: If or I assume"
"Is apparent", "PV WW Use: I/we believe or I/we think"
"Indicative of", "VtN Use: It indicates"
"Finalize", "VtN Avoid. Example of turning verbs into nouns"
"Take into consideration", "VtN Use: Consider"
"Afford an opportunity", "VtN Use: Allow"
"Of assistance", "VtN Use: Help"
"In attendance", "VtN Use: Attended"
"Prioritize", "MW Not a word"
"Irregardless", "MW Not a word. Use: Regardless or Irrespective"
"Hopefully", "? Means -with hope.- Do you mean -I hope- ?"
"Due to", "? -Because of or Through- may be clearer"
"Certainly", "? Do you mean -Very or With Certainty-? "
"Relative to", "? -Compared with- may be clearer/simpler"
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  3 Responses to “Category : Word Processors
Archive   : PROSCRIB.ZIP
Filename : WASTED.WRD

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/