Tag: adverbs

  • Simile Definition 101: Bold as Brass and Sweeter Than Sugar

    Simile Definition 101: Bold as Brass and Sweeter Than Sugar

    I grew up in Bloomington, Illinois, the home of State Farm Insurance. Living in the shadow of its worldwide headquarters made two impacts upon my life. First, my sisters and I were oddities because neither of our parents worked for State Farm. Second, I’ve had the State Farm jingle stuck in my head for roughly…

  • Crutch Words That Hobble Your Writing

    Crutch Words That Hobble Your Writing

    Any type of gap, be it one in your teeth, a pothole in the road or a stretch of silence in the middle of a sentence, is often seen as an unwelcome and uncomfortable interruption in an otherwise seamless display. When it comes to both speaking and writing, we seek to fill a chasm of…