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June 02, 2005

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List of fictional curse words [Wikipedia]

Devoid of Content [NYT] Suitably apropos is a recent guest op-ed by Stanley Fish, in which he describes assigning his students to invent their own language.

I once did a project in which I discussed how several fantasy/sci-fi authors introduced their readers to "foreign" words - language that was foreign to the reader, and usually to one of the characters. I was interested in studying how the authors went about revealing the nature and function of such words in the course of the narrative.

Yours, &c., LC | 02:51 PM | Sundries , Writing & Language | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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blood and martyrs, who knew shazbot was influenced by shit? Mork used to drink from his finger, I wonder how he....

Posted by: deano at June 3, 2005 01:22 PM

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