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Are Americans holding themselves back due to fear of language? Can we as writers change this by not being so terse in dialogue? - Question/Answer Now Playing


Are Americans holding themselves back due to fear of language? Can we as writers change this by not being so terse in dialogue?

Jul 26, 2011

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Are Americans holding themselves back due to fear of language? Can we as writers change this by not being so terse in dialogue? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion


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Temujin: Just too smart assed?
at Aug 01, 2011 - 11:05 AM
Is it that dialogue (and plots) in American media is just too smart? Once you cut out the umms and aahs and useless thinking you're left with smart assed monologues of which there can be two at one time! (aka dialogue as false as can be.)

The dialogue in most fictions is unreal - and that's ok if you call it something other than drama.

The dialogue, clipped, ultra intellectual is ok if that turns you on but it masks truth or reality (non Buddhist reality that is.)

Most anyone can as the chimp can sit and sit and cut and paste as the adman can till you have manufactured a line that is just smart assed hypertense neurosis.
henrymann wrote
at Jul 26, 2011 - 2:02 PM
Bill Cosby has said that Americans have cut the fat out of the English language...
Bass: I Assume This is How We're Supposed to Speak
at Jul 26, 2011 - 6:51 AM
Forsooth! I agree muchly that there be not much variance in the manner in which the residents of the Kingdom United converse, and indeed, the idiosyncratic drawl of the Colonials. Any such distinction is preposterous to a level of absurdity hitherto unforseen by man or beast.

Addendum: NURSE JACKIE is indeed the explosive weapon that relies on the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy.

Addendum the second: DAMAGES violently strikes the buttocks.

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