Re: RARA-AVIS: colloquial and hardboiled

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 23 Apr 2002 wrote:

> although it's widely accepted around these parts that colloquial is one of
> the standards for hardboiling, I for one do not share this belief. for me,
> it all hardboils down into a character's attitude as defined by his or her
> actions.
> John Lau

I'm with you on this one, John. I've always thought the speech pattern thing was a little narrow in focus. Miker, as usual, hit that one with the bright glare of innocent (and humorous) logic.

(Damn, Miker, what would we do without you?)


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