RARA-AVIS: Re: @$%$!!!

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 15 Nov 2005

Terrill wrote:

> I don't consider most of the profanity on DEADWOOD an attempt to make
> the characters sound tough (or even real). It appears to be
> punctuation of some sort.

Of some sort?

But, then, like, punctuation, it, can be, over-used, and, lose, its, effectiveness.

Or maybe, as some suggest, I've been "co-opted by society" and "have no interest in literature" because I'm just not as easily impressed by a few swear words as some of the other kids in the schoolyard are.

"Gosh, Ellroy used 'nigger' 4657 times. What a daring writer!!!! And sooooo hard-boiled!"


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