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One~Pulse Words: Short, Sweet, and to the Point

Anne Davis Toppins

Once a day I try to state in short words what I think. The words I use are words of one pulse. The rest of the day I use words that are two~, three~, or six-pulse words ~ just the way school folks ought to talk. But each day for a short time I work at plain speech. My aim is to clear my head. I learned this mode of speech a few years back. Dave Blum wrote of the Club for One~Pulse Words, a group of friends who write and speak this way as much as three hours a day. The group lives by these

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