Roget's Disease

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A term attributed to John W. Campbell, Roget’s Disease is the ludicrous overuse of far-fetched adjectives, piled into a festering, odorous, tenebrous, ichorous, leprous, synonymic heap. It applies to both pro and fan writing.

Said-Bookism is one strain of the syndrome.

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