BSD 2.11 - man page for diction (bsd section 1)
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diction, explain - print wordy sentences; thesaurus for diction
diction [ -ml ] [ -mm ] [ -n ] [ -f pfile ] file ...
Diction finds all sentences in a document that contain phrases from a data base of bad or
wordy diction. Each phrase is bracketed with [ ]. Because diction runs deroff before
looking at the text, formatting header files should be included as part of the input. The
default macro package -ms may be overridden with the flag -mm. The flag -ml which causes
deroff to skip lists, should be used if the document contains many lists of non-sentences.
The user may supply her/his own pattern file to be used in addition to the default file
with -f pfile. If the flag -n is also supplied the default file will be suppressed.
Explain is an interactive thesaurus for the phrases found by diction.
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence breaks. In particular,
diction doesn't grok -me.
7th Edition May 10, 1986 DICTION(1)
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