Our class participated in a memorial service on Friday, November 12, 2004. Here is a memo we received from Ms. Barajas informing us of the recent loss:
Due to the constant and relentless usage by authors all over our school, the following words finally reached the point of exhaustion this weekend. As a result of incessant overexertion, they all suffered a collapse and, unfortunately, were not able to be revived, despite all efforts. Each of these words will be deeply missed and although we will no longer be able to utilize them, their memories will linger forever in our minds.
The words that will no longer be used in our writing are: go, went, say, said, like, liked, is, was, stuff, some, eat, ate, thing, big, bad, tall, nice, a lot, happy, fat, pretty, very, good, and sad.
If you went to the memorial service, tell us what it was like? Why is it important that we try not to use these words in our writing?