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Kill the Hyperbole!

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:00 pm
by Ralph
From The Telegraph:

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives
(Filed: 18/08/2005)

Perhaps it's not the norm, but Julian Lloyd-Webber finds the music on display at the Proms more relaxing than anything else

Forgive me if I seem a little stunned this month, but I've just been reading about lots of stunning performances by stunning conductors of stunning symphonies. And stunning collaborations by stunning instrumentalists of stunning compositions by stunning new composers.

If you think I'm exaggerating, pick up any brochure for the new concert season and you will soon discover that the entire classical world (and presumably its audience) are apparently staggering around in a perpetually stunned condition - which could, of course, account for the stunning predictability of these pre-concert blurbs.

Next season, how about a moratorium on the following words: stunning, sensational, dynamic, young, exciting, amazing, breath-taking, magnificent, inspirational, brilliant, astounding and best loved?

Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:58 am
by jbuck919
Ralph wrote:From The Telegraph:

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives
(Filed: 18/08/2005)

Perhaps it's not the norm, but Julian Lloyd-Webber finds the music on display at the Proms more relaxing than anything else

Forgive me if I seem a little stunned this month, but I've just been reading about lots of stunning performances by stunning conductors of stunning symphonies. And stunning collaborations by stunning instrumentalists of stunning compositions by stunning new composers.

If you think I'm exaggerating, pick up any brochure for the new concert season and you will soon discover that the entire classical world (and presumably its audience) are apparently staggering around in a perpetually stunned condition - which could, of course, account for the stunning predictability of these pre-concert blurbs.

Next season, how about a moratorium on the following words: stunning, sensational, dynamic, young, exciting, amazing, breath-taking, magnificent, inspirational, brilliant, astounding and best loved?
But, my dear Ralph, those adjectives all apply to you as our chief poster.

Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:25 am
by Ralph
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:From The Telegraph:

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives
(Filed: 18/08/2005)

Perhaps it's not the norm, but Julian Lloyd-Webber finds the music on display at the Proms more relaxing than anything else

Forgive me if I seem a little stunned this month, but I've just been reading about lots of stunning performances by stunning conductors of stunning symphonies. And stunning collaborations by stunning instrumentalists of stunning compositions by stunning new composers.

If you think I'm exaggerating, pick up any brochure for the new concert season and you will soon discover that the entire classical world (and presumably its audience) are apparently staggering around in a perpetually stunned condition - which could, of course, account for the stunning predictability of these pre-concert blurbs.

Next season, how about a moratorium on the following words: stunning, sensational, dynamic, young, exciting, amazing, breath-taking, magnificent, inspirational, brilliant, astounding and best loved?
But, my dear Ralph, those adjectives all apply to you as our chief poster.
*****

Yeah but they don't appear in program booklets. :) In fact they don't seem to appear on my anonymous student evaluations either. :(

Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:30 am
by jbuck919
Ralph wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:From The Telegraph:

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives
(Filed: 18/08/2005)

Perhaps it's not the norm, but Julian Lloyd-Webber finds the music on display at the Proms more relaxing than anything else

Forgive me if I seem a little stunned this month, but I've just been reading about lots of stunning performances by stunning conductors of stunning symphonies. And stunning collaborations by stunning instrumentalists of stunning compositions by stunning new composers.

If you think I'm exaggerating, pick up any brochure for the new concert season and you will soon discover that the entire classical world (and presumably its audience) are apparently staggering around in a perpetually stunned condition - which could, of course, account for the stunning predictability of these pre-concert blurbs.

Next season, how about a moratorium on the following words: stunning, sensational, dynamic, young, exciting, amazing, breath-taking, magnificent, inspirational, brilliant, astounding and best loved?
But, my dear Ralph, those adjectives all apply to you as our chief poster.
*****

Yeah but they don't appear in program booklets. :) In fact they don't seem to appear on my anonymous student evaluations either. :(
Your students are evidently laboring under the illusion that you are not young.

Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:39 am
by Ralph
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:From The Telegraph:

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives
(Filed: 18/08/2005)

Perhaps it's not the norm, but Julian Lloyd-Webber finds the music on display at the Proms more relaxing than anything else

Forgive me if I seem a little stunned this month, but I've just been reading about lots of stunning performances by stunning conductors of stunning symphonies. And stunning collaborations by stunning instrumentalists of stunning compositions by stunning new composers.

If you think I'm exaggerating, pick up any brochure for the new concert season and you will soon discover that the entire classical world (and presumably its audience) are apparently staggering around in a perpetually stunned condition - which could, of course, account for the stunning predictability of these pre-concert blurbs.

Next season, how about a moratorium on the following words: stunning, sensational, dynamic, young, exciting, amazing, breath-taking, magnificent, inspirational, brilliant, astounding and best loved?
But, my dear Ralph, those adjectives all apply to you as our chief poster.
*****

Yeah but they don't appear in program booklets. :) In fact they don't seem to appear on my anonymous student evaluations either. :(
Your students are evidently laboring under the illusion that you are not young.
*****

Well I'm not anymore!

Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:51 am
by jbuck919
Ralph wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:From The Telegraph:

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives
(Filed: 18/08/2005)

Perhaps it's not the norm, but Julian Lloyd-Webber finds the music on display at the Proms more relaxing than anything else

Forgive me if I seem a little stunned this month, but I've just been reading about lots of stunning performances by stunning conductors of stunning symphonies. And stunning collaborations by stunning instrumentalists of stunning compositions by stunning new composers.

If you think I'm exaggerating, pick up any brochure for the new concert season and you will soon discover that the entire classical world (and presumably its audience) are apparently staggering around in a perpetually stunned condition - which could, of course, account for the stunning predictability of these pre-concert blurbs.

Next season, how about a moratorium on the following words: stunning, sensational, dynamic, young, exciting, amazing, breath-taking, magnificent, inspirational, brilliant, astounding and best loved?
But, my dear Ralph, those adjectives all apply to you as our chief poster.
*****

Yeah but they don't appear in program booklets. :) In fact they don't seem to appear on my anonymous student evaluations either. :(
Your students are evidently laboring under the illusion that you are not young.
*****

Well I'm not anymore!
[quaver] Fairy tales can come true,
It could happen to you,
If you're young at heart [/quaver]

Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:53 am
by Ralph
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:From The Telegraph:

Why I'm feeling bludgeoned by adjectives
(Filed: 18/08/2005)

Perhaps it's not the norm, but Julian Lloyd-Webber finds the music on display at the Proms more relaxing than anything else

Forgive me if I seem a little stunned this month, but I've just been reading about lots of stunning performances by stunning conductors of stunning symphonies. And stunning collaborations by stunning instrumentalists of stunning compositions by stunning new composers.

If you think I'm exaggerating, pick up any brochure for the new concert season and you will soon discover that the entire classical world (and presumably its audience) are apparently staggering around in a perpetually stunned condition - which could, of course, account for the stunning predictability of these pre-concert blurbs.

Next season, how about a moratorium on the following words: stunning, sensational, dynamic, young, exciting, amazing, breath-taking, magnificent, inspirational, brilliant, astounding and best loved?
But, my dear Ralph, those adjectives all apply to you as our chief poster.
*****

Yeah but they don't appear in program booklets. :) In fact they don't seem to appear on my anonymous student evaluations either. :(
Your students are evidently laboring under the illusion that you are not young.
*****

Well I'm not anymore!
[quaver] Fairy tales can come true,
It could happen to you,
If you're young at heart [/quaver]
*****

You can live to be a hundred and five
If you're dumb enough
to believe that jive...