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Sure. There's a very famous book: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Bartletts-Familiar-Quotations-Geoffrey-OBrien/dp/0316017590/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430161531&sr=8-1&keywords=bartlets+familiar+quotations I've seen quite a few websites of clever quips and quotes. For example, brainyquote.com, quotationspage.com, etc. ...


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I would not recommend using and/or. There are a number of style guides and English references that severely criticize it. For example: Chicago Manual of Style ("Avoid this Janus-faced term. It can often be replaced by and or or with no loss in meaning.") Strunk and White ("damages a sentence and often leads to confusion or ambiguity") Fowler's English ...


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Unlike Steven Drennon, I feel that in general "and/or" is not good writing, both in fiction and non-fiction. While writing is not spoken language, it is generally intended to be read – by a "silent" reader, who, as studies have shown, will nevertheless usually subvocalize and stumble over "unspeakable", purely written constructs; by the author in a public ...


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I don't generally see anything wrong with using "and/or" in fiction, but you need to make sure that it is used in an appropriate way. You need to look at your writing as two separate sentences and make sure that they each come across the way you intended. He planned to let Fields take the lead and try not to slow him down and get killed. He ...


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I grew up in London and live within commuting distance. These are just my impressions - I haven't done a survey! Between spouses or couples I would say the most common pet names used in London and the surrounding area are "Darling" and "Love". "Love" is more working class, "Darling" more middle class. However there is a lot of overlap. Both terms could be ...


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Terms of endearment are, by their very nature, quite individual. You may want one that is common and doesn't draw attention to itself. In that case go for something like 'darling'. However, if you want to give your character uniqueness, have them use individual terms, such as 'lotus blossom'. Pick something that will reveal something about him or her. You ...


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Try looking up "British terms of endearment" instead. You should find several links. This one looks good in particular.



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