English Minus Absolutisms (EMA) involves avoiding the use of
How wonderful if E-Prime and English Minus Absolutisms can
Deletion of Absolutisms," ETC: A Review of General Semantics,
pause and modify the absolutism
with, for example, "excellent," "not very good," "almost," "in my experience," "for the moment," etc.
When we find ourselves using the very common absolutisms such as always, never, forever, eternity, pure, final, ultimate, and so on, we could say to ourselves: "Was that term necessary?
Absolutisms fit very well into the orientations that are generally accepted in our culture.
I am here pleading for the orientation into which absolutisms do not fit.