- Snap. Crackle. Pop. [These 3 words are also a cliché.]
- The gun went bang.
- Slap! Her faced burned from the print of his hand.
Just as bad is that some writers WRITE IN ALL CAPS.
"WHAT DO YOU WANT?" he screamed.
"GET OUT OF MY LIFE!"
I assume this is again the mark of the unsure writer who wants to make certain that readers get the emphasis. All caps insults readers by saying, "Because you aren't clever enough to understand, I'll write in all caps."
Readers are as bright (or brighter) than we are;
we write in clear language so they can visualize what we mean.
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