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Saturday, May 06, 2006

literary euphemistic terms

  • Detailed Has footnotes.
  • Richly detailed Has lots of footnotes.
  • Densely detailed Has footnotes, endnotes, acknowledgements, epigrams, foreword, preface, bibliography, appendices, indices, and marginalia. Translation: unreadable. qv panoramic, workmanlike, painstaking, extensively researched.
  • Edgy Any author under the age of 30, being reviewed by someone over 30, is likely to be described as edgy. The edginess factor will increase in proportion to whether the author is non-white, female and attractive, and the reviewer is white, male, and fat. Drugs, sex and racial conflict are also contributory factors. Edgy is also a synonym for glue-sniffing, necrophilia, lap-dancing and Michel Houellebecq.

    More laughs here thanks to "Last word" by Ben Macintyre:
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,923-2165509_1,00.html

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nigel Beale said...

Picturesque...evocative...impressively rendered Johnny.

Monday, May 08, 2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Pearl said...

Thanks for the fun link.

Friday, May 12, 2006 5:44:00 PM  

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