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#16 Jill


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Posted 30 July 2003 - 11:08 PM

I'll never get Haiku.

I'm good at limericks though!



#17 Scottie


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Posted 30 July 2003 - 11:13 PM

Hey Toadally-

You just have to close the tag after you open it. Hit the "close all tags" link to finish your formatting.

(I edited it for you...:aloha: )

#18 Alan Perkins

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 06:00 AM

As Iíve said, there is not enough room to sell the customers within your copy, but there IS enough room to peak their interest.

I'm only making this minor comment because this is part of your e-course ... :lmao:

Shouldn't "peak" be "pique"? Or is this one of those British/American differences?

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:02 AM

You're right, it should be pique. (I'm an American but I've studied in Britain and get confused. That's the same in both.)

What was I going to say? *scrolls back up* Oh! Haiku! Yes...
My boyfriend is a programmer with a particular love of haiku. He and one of his suitemates once spent an entire day speaking in haiku (senryu; they didn't differentiate) just to annoy yet another of his suitemates. It worked wonderfully.
Recently he strung together about 15 haiku to create an epic tale for me about his lunch (which i had packed in a metal Superman lunchbox). It was the sweetest thing I'd ever gotten...
I'd post it here but it was too long.
I took a whole class in haiku at one point, and it was tons of fun. It's a great exercise to learn about conciseness and making every syllable count! It makes far more sense in Japanese, where their alphabet is a syllabary so one syllable is like one letter would be here-- a much easier distinction to make. Japanese also lacks articles and seldom uses pronouns, and the verb is usually the final word in a sentence, so the art form is much more powerful there. But my Japanese was never really good enough to appreciate that, so I'll stick to silly English ones instead. :lmao:
Try conducting all your email correspondence for a day in haiku-- it really teaches you to think about every word. I don't have the attention span right now to try one, though. It takes focus!

#20 copywriter


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Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:52 AM

Hi Toadally,

ROI can be a problem for a lot of people with AdWords. The copy sounds good, but if you aren't getting the response you want you may need to do some tweaking.

Maybe this article will help.

How To Write Little Tiny AdWords Ads That Bring Giant-Sized Profits

As for "peak" vs "pique"... I'm going to get onto my proofreader! Thanks for letting me know.

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 09:26 AM


Excellent article. I especially like the quote by Mark Twain - "If I would have had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter."

It is definitely more difficult to say something in a few words than to ramble on and on.


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Posted 31 July 2003 - 12:45 PM

There was a young lady named Jill
Ceated a forum with skill
She started a topic
That was not myopic
Now its all uphill What a thrill!
(WHY did you have to bring up limericks)

#23 Jill


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Posted 31 July 2003 - 01:08 PM

Good one, Toadally!

I'll have to polish up my limerick writing skills and get back to you. ;)


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Posted 31 July 2003 - 05:13 PM

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