The following image is of our local War Memorial situate on Rocky Hill. This prominent position overlooks our city laid out below it.
Fearing that the use of an Adverb would bring the wrath of fellow bloggers crashing upon my head, I’ve decided in true Aussie fashion to use a word that is extremely popular in our vocabulary. The word can be used either as a verb or an adjective, depending entirely on the tone used by the utterer or how the recipient of the word decides to interpret it.
How should you interpret the word in this piece of writing? That decision is entirely up to you. However be advised that as the writer of this piece I am using the word as both a verb and an adjective.
Hereunder I am going to show you the significant attributes of Rocky Hill and the Memorial:
Rocky Hill is bloody steep.
The War Memorial is bloody old.
The War Memorial is made from bloody sandstone.
The War Memorial is bloody high.
The Memorial’s inner stairway is bloody steep.
The panorama seen from the top of the Memorial is bloody bonza.
If you can get to the top without getting puffed you are bloody fit.
There is not much space on Rocky Hill to park your bloody car.
There is a bloody museum there too.
The Memorial and the Museum are bloody popular.
The road to the top is bloody steep.
It gets bloody windy.
Look at the bloody Aussie flag.
It’s stiff as a bloody board.
Overall it’s bloody worth it.
The whole bloody site has recently been upgraded.
It’s a bloody ripper mate.
The bloody end.
6 thoughts on “WRITING 101- DAY EIGHT: DEATH TO ADVERBS.”
Great bloody writing!!
I don’t see where you used bloody as a verb, but I like it and now I want to go there, see the bloody thing for myself. P.S. If God didn’t want us to use adverbs He wouldn’t have made them. Used sparingly they can add some high definition to the picture, overused they can make you hurl.
Thanks, glad it brought a smile to your face.
Another spot to add to my bloody bucket list!
If you are anything like me, the bucket is already elbow deep and almost overflowing. Glad you’ve added this one though, it’s a bloody ripper mate.
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