Re: wordy can be good...

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Feb 13 2000 - 20:02:39 MST

At 01:31 PM 13/02/00 -0800, Brian Manning Delaney wrote:

>Look up "wordy": it doesn't describe Owen.

I once opened a PR mailout from one of my publishers and found my latest
novel described by a fluffy brainless publicist as `verbose', which I'm
pretty sure she supposed was a compliment.

It's true that sometimes I run off at the mouth, but I believe she meant
something like `verbally complex' or `writes dense, compressed paragraphs
using an exact but sometimes non-colloquial lexicon' - as does Robert Owen.

[sorry if that was wordy or verbose]

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