I have a story to go along with this.
My 6th grade English teacher was insane. Like, certifiable, I’m fairly certain. She was nice enough, but she was crazy as shit.
One day, about February-ish, we come to school and she’s standing outside of her classroom (like she did every day between classes) wearing all black and sobbing into a kleenex.
Naturally we were worried.
I had her 3rd period, I think, and I remember all of the classes were sworn to secrecy about what the fuck was going on. When we got there, she had candles all over (against the school rules, but hey, who gives a flying fuck, right?), all the lights were out, and there was a tiny coffin up at the front of the room, right in front of the blackboard. (Yes, that classroom had a blackboard. Cower before my antiquity, younglings.)
Okay, so that ruled out any of her family members being dead.
Once we’d all gotten settled into our seats, she came striding in, still tearful and noisy, to announce:
“S-s-s-said is DEAD!”
What the ever-loving shit, Mrs. Hester. What the ever-loving shit.
The rest of class was a dramatized funeral (read: we had to write essays and read them in front of the class) and the announcement, heralded by these sheets, that we were not allowed to use the word “said” any more, as it had passed away.
Apparently she does this every year.
every teacher should do this
praise this list.
You have to be careful though, said should never ‘die’ completely. If you only use these synonyms you may overcrowd your work and end up making it too complex and elaborate. By all means, use these frequently enough, but it is important to use some basic said’s in between. Too many alternations of the word and it will not read so easy and look overworked. It may also sometimes seem like stating the obvious, and when you have a great flow of dialogue, said’s will fill it easier, put these attributions in between. Overuse will break the ‘dream’ or overall image and flow of the work. It is always fine to use said, as it is to use these. This list is great, but do not wholly rely upon it. Alternating will work best.
why did i wake up
oh how the mackles have mored
I just spent thirty dollars on Disney music.
I got this. Nbd.
is there ever that one celebrity that no matter what mood youre in, if you feel like crap you just see a picture of them and you just smile and think “thank you for existing” because they have made your day brighter even if you don’t really know them
it’s not you’re* or your*. it’s all Mine. everything is Mine
THIS IS MY FAVORITE VINE
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK