May 4, 2005

"Meticulously researched" = dull.

Per William Safire, explaining the tricks of writing blurbs for books. He also tips us off to some other synonyms for boring: "definitive," "exhaustive," and "profoundly insightful."


Anonymous Poet said...

I'll keep an eye out for those.

chronicler said...

Heh. That has always been my conclusion. Finally! I'm mainstream!