Posted in Editing, Observations

Minimal Furniture

Following on from yesterday’s post Minimal Capitals… today I was watching one of those antiques game shows on the TV and a dealer used the phrase ‘minimal furniture’ about an item.

After reacting with “there’s that word again!” I thought about how odd the phrase was. I think he meant ‘plain’. ‘Plain’ would be much less of a mouthful, just as ‘sentence case’ is less of a mouthful than ‘minimal capitals’… but maybe it arises out of an urge to make it sound a positive thing.



I live in the UK with two cats -- Samson and Delilah.

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