Key West Fire/EMS Department Fun Day Sunday
Key West Fire/EMS Department Fun Day
- FREE Inflatables from 1-4pm sponsored by Happy's Place, Jim Small Mac Tools, & Link Hydraulic
- Face PaintingPetting Zoo
- Concessions provided by local non-profit groups.
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On a completely separate note, have you ever padded an article to increase its word count in order to reach a specific target number? Perhaps while writing a paper in high school or college, you needed some extra words to reach the number the teacher or professor assigned. Or maybe you wanted to improve the look of a paper as it laid out on a page, so you added some extraneous words in order to make the paper look more appealing. Although I can't say with any degree of certainty, I believe padding your word count with unnecessary text would be an example of a workaround, a short-cut someone assigned a minimum word count might take in an effort to meet a requirement. Although I try to avoid padding articles simply to increase their word count, I enjoy seeing examples. If you see specific cases of this practice, please share them with me here. I'd love to see some good ones, as they always make me smile.
The author, Tim Koehler, is a native to the Dubuque area, long-time radio host, dork, father, teller of stories, and bad dad jokes.