S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

You know you're trying to hard to write elegantly and sophisticatedly when...

I quote this from the acknowledgements section in an otherwise (thus far) admirable and useful book. It communicates, I know exactly what the author is saying... but...

"The vagabondage allowed by these benefactions and the ones mentioned above..."
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