Invective and remonstrance
Commenting on Facebook last week about the annual post condemning holiday cliches, Pete Zicari wrote:
“I have had several bad experiences trying to persuade people who write more than they read that certain phrases are geriatric cliches and more, that tired expressions like that are to be avoided. I wonder if it would work better to wear a bow tie that bristles and had the skills to apply ferocious invective while making it sound like gentle remonstrance.”
If you know of anyone with such skills, please refer him to Mr. Zicari.
Your word of the week is contumely.