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;low(est) prices: instead, provide the prices, or at least some examples of them, or perhaps an explanation of why it's wrong, bitch
 
;tourist: A negatively-weighted word in English. Very few English-speaking travellers identify themselves as tourists; almost all recreational travellers are.
 
;tourist: A negatively-weighted word in English. Very few English-speaking travellers identify themselves as tourists; almost all recreational travellers are.
 
;is located in: This is a long way of saying "is in".
 
;is located in: This is a long way of saying "is in".

Revision as of 04:39, 15 September 2008

These are some words to avoid in Wikitravel guides and listings.

luxurious
Empty, flowery language. Use a more concrete description instead: what part of the hotel/restaurant/etc. do you find luxurious? Are the curtains made of purple velvet? Is the ceiling painted with gilded murals?
sumptuous
See "luxurious".
premiere
Empty, flowery language. If a place or business is "first" in some sense, use that sense specifically. Otherwise, avoid this word.
best
Or any similar superlative. Unless you've actually tried all the others, this is a presumptuous comparison.
recommended
Recommended by whom? Wikitravel is too big to make recommendations. Simply add descriptive listings.
suggested
Suggested by whom? Wikitravel is too big to make recommendations. Simply add descriptive listings.
it should be noted that...
Go ahead and note it, then.
travellers should remember that...
Good thing we wrote it down in the guides, then.
low(est) prices
instead, provide the prices, or at least some examples of them, or perhaps an explanation of why it's wrong, bitch
tourist
A negatively-weighted word in English. Very few English-speaking travellers identify themselves as tourists; almost all recreational travellers are.
is located in
This is a long way of saying "is in".
is situated in
See "is located in".
unique / unique for (kind of travellers)
state what exactly makes it unique
ideal
state what exactly makes it ideal
perfect choice
state what exactly makes it perfect choice

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