"...No artist will better compress speech to conciseness than he who has skill to enrich the same with as varied an ornamentation as possible."
-The Copia, Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus.
Take a sentence. Like Erasmus did. How many different ways can you say that sentence?
A simple example : How are you?
How are things?
How's it hanging?
What's going down?
How's it going?
Click here for an 'exercises in style' project I am working on.