Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How To Write Telegrams Properly by Nelson E. Ross

Dagmar and Drew Draft A Telegram On Their Modern Word-Making Machine
Nelson E. Ross: "Naturally, there is a right way and a wrong way of wording telegrams."

Naturally!

Nelson E. Ross: "The right way is economical, the wrong way, wasteful."

Sure, okay!

Nelson E. Ross: "If the telegram is packed full of unnecessary words--words which might be omitted without impairing the sense of the message--the sender has been guilty of economic waste."

Schmeh. You just wasted 12 words in an attempt to clarify the term "unnecessary words." You, sir, YOU cannot teach me how to write a telegram. TRANSMISSION ENDED