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    Straight ideas

    Hello,
    It is my first posting on this forum so please be gentle on me if I am doing anything wrong :)

    I am a graphic designer and wrote the following short bio for myself. I think I am happy with it, however, there is one sentence, or expression, I am not entirely confident about.

    After being infected with the 'creative tension' syndrome spreading across his motherland, Aleksander has been passionately 'Polish'ing his design skills for nearly ten years in carbon-free highlands.

    However, he recently felt a desire to taste the regal atmosphere and went to London to preach about smart concepts followed by simple forms. You will always find him living in a place where straight ideas join curvy lines.
    In the last sentence I used "straight ideas" to be in contrast to "curvy lines" and I believe it will be read as "simple ideas" or "straight-to-the-point ideas". Would you agree?

    Also, if you have any other comments on the above, please speak up.

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    Aleksander

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    Re: Straight ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by fallenartist View Post
    In the last sentence I used "straight ideas" to be in contrast to "curvy lines" and I believe it will be read as "simple ideas" or "straight-to-the-point ideas". Would you agree?

    Also, if you have any other comments on the above, please speak up.

    Regards,
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    I wouldn't (didn't) read 'straight' to mean 'simple' here. "Straight ideas", to me, are conservative, morally-correct ideas.

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    Re: Straight ideas

    I was afraid of such interpretation, Raymott. How do you think it could be written instead? Would "straight to the point" ("straight-to-the-point") or "straightforward" do? Thanks.

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    Re: Straight ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by fallenartist View Post
    I was afraid of such interpretation, Raymott. How do you think it could be written instead? Would "straight to the point" ("straight-to-the-point") or "straightforward" do? Thanks.
    Yes, "straight-forward" would work. How about "direct ideas"?

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