On steering clear of the thesaurus when writing copy (simplicity)

๐Ÿ’Ž On steering clear of the thesaurus when writing copy (simplicity)

Likewise, Roddy Doyleโ€™s quip about keeping your thesaurus in a shed or behind the fridge – โ€˜somewhere that demands travel or effortโ€™ – is a handsome piece of copywriting advice. Doyleโ€™s belief that the word you think of first is most often the best is reinforced by the kind of anxious copy that reads as if every word has been ground through the synonym sausage machine.

Excerpt from: Copywriting Is…: 30-or-so Thoughts on Thinking like a Copywriter by Andrew Boulton

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