British Comedy Guide

Another word for destroyed used in the context of...

Avatar

SydneyB

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 11:21am
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 posts

Can anyone think of a less heartless, cold, demoralising word as destroyed when used by production companies regarding not wanting submissions? The following sentence is common. Anything submitted to us will not be read and will be destroyed! It sends shivers down my spine. There are many production companies set up by comic actors and writers of note. They too use the word destroyed. Please excuse me if I don't applaud the reincarnation of Alan Partridge. Steve Coogan being a partner in a production company. Or the prospect of another Walliam's and Hart production. I will not be putting cornet to mouth as a fanfare to the news that Bain, Armstrong and Clarke have set up a new production company. A sad day for any would be comedy writer.

AvatarBCG Supporter

Will Cam

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 2:38pm
  • England
  • 7,971 posts

They are simply telling you that your work will not be returned. Destroyed is a pretty good word for conveying this.

Avatar

Lazzard

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 2:44pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,637 posts

Deleted is the new destroyed.

Avatar

Aaron

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 2:48pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,509 posts

"Will be passed on to the Labour Party." ?

Avatar

Frankie Mildly Perturbed

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 3:27pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5,495 posts

Will be read out loud in a darkened room to those suffering from Trump Hysteria Syndrome (THS).

Avatar

Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 3:39pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

It's leading you to believe that what you send them won't be plagiarised.

AvatarBCG Supporter

Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 3:52pm
  • England
  • 16,533 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 15th February 2017, 3:39 PM

It's leading you to believe that what you send them won't be plagiarised.

Believe that, you will believe anything.

(Not you personally by the way - just a rule of thumb from personal experience)

AvatarBCG Supporter

playfull

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 4:10pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,695 posts

Recycled?

Avatar

zooo

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, 4:50pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,189 posts

Yeah, I've seen recycled used. It sounds much nicer.

Avatar

Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 16th February 2017, 10:47am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 15th February 2017, 3:52 PM

Believe that, you will believe anything.

(Not you personally by the way - just a rule of thumb from personal experience)

Maybe Arthur Askey lost your address?

AvatarBCG Supporter

playfull

  • Thursday 16th February 2017, 11:40am
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,695 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 16th February 2017, 10:47 AM

Maybe Arthur Askey lost your address?

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Avatar

Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 16th February 2017, 1:48pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

Just some light ribbing.

AvatarBCG Supporter

playfull

  • Thursday 16th February 2017, 3:05pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,695 posts

I was going to hold your coats...

Avatar

SydneyB

  • Friday 3rd March 2017, 5:13pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 posts

Thank you for your comments. I read each with interest.

Avatar

Stobbart42

  • Thursday 9th March 2017, 3:18am
  • Japan
  • 163 posts

I've heard 'shredded' used, but I guess that only applies to physical copies.

In this informationally technological world, 'nuked' is better.