Figures Of Speech
OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. This is a serious mental disorder but the acronym is often used as slang for a person who is interested in order.
Omit Needless Words
Needless words should be omitted. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences. Please practice economy of words.
Onomatopoeia are words that imitate the sound they are describing and represent. Just a few examples could be: zap, buzz, beep, whoosh, bang, thump, thud, etc.
An oxymoron is a self contradictory statement, where the second portion of the statement negates the first. Common examples include a tall short person.
A page turner is a slang term for a really good & engaging book. It is a book that you can't put down, can't stop reading, and has you on the edge of your seat.
When the band begins to play it can be referred to as pickin' as each band member is pickin' the strings on their instruments.
A rompstomper is a four wheel vehicle, typically a truck, complete with lift kit of six inches or higher. Optional features include gun rack and snarly dog.
Rout Vs. Route
Rout and Route are often mispronounced and are frequently mistaken for each other. Rout has several meanings while route means a road.
Score is an Old English word referring to a set of twenty. It originated from Old Norse, where its meaning referred to cutting a notch into a piece of wood.
Sentence diagraming is the analysis of a sentence. Some authorities feel that it has little value, but its graphic form has a pleasing logistical balance.