Brevity tip of the day
OK, I've been slothful after the better part of a week in Florida (not to mention beginning the publishing cycle of the school's newspaper here), so I should call this the "Brevity tip of the month." So sue me ...
But a few recently culled from the output of august news organizations I hope will make up for it:
Below the freezing mark = below freezing
Around the holiday season = around the holidays
Carry on into the future = carry on (as opposed to carry on into the past?)
Will grow at a 10 percent rate = will grow 10 percent (percent is a rate)
Have I done my penance now?