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Kill the Hyperbole!

Post by Ralph » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:00 pm

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?
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Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:58 am

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.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Post by Ralph » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:25 am

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

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:30 am

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.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Post by Ralph » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:39 am

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!
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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

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Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:51 am

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]

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Ralph
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Re: Kill the Hyperbole!

Post by Ralph » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:53 am

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...
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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

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