Spoonful #78: SO MANY THINGS
At first, NOTHING popped into my mind for this week's spoonful. But then, eureka! I reflected that THING is the least descriptive noun in the English language. I decided to challenge YOU, my readers, to banish THING in any of its forms from the following sentences (and from all your writing). If you dare, please share your creative, descriptive replacement sentences in the comments section!
1.) Eek! It's a THING!
2.) I can't wait to hear about the THING you saw last night.
3.) What a remarkable THING that is.
4.) Please bring SOMETHING, ANYTHING to make this party fun.
5.) Let me describe this animal to you. It's a THING!
6.) John brought chairs, blankets, and THINGS to the beach.
Have oodles of fun with this! My next Spoonful of Grammar will be about SOMETHING else, I promise you.
Laura Fineberg Cooper
10/26/2020 06:52:01 am
How can I banish the Internet of Things?
10/26/2020 12:18:58 pm
10/26/2020 09:49:48 am
I know the challenge is to replace THING but I would rather challenge your use of the word LEAST to define THINGS lack of description. I think WHATCHAMACALLIT, is equally lacking, albeit a lot more fun.
10/26/2020 12:27:15 pm
10/26/2020 10:32:00 am
1. Eek! It's a BAT UNDER MY BED!
10/26/2020 12:34:51 pm
11/16/2020 06:07:11 pm
I'll try to do these quick before I accidentally glimpse the other responses.
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