Re: RARA-AVIS: Poly what?

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 19 Sep 2007

--- In, Michael Robison
<miker_zspider@...> wrote:
> Mario wrote:
> Hardboiled is done...
> ************
> Not entirely true. Is Sherlock Holmes hardboiled?
> Some say yes because he's tough. Some say no because
> he's not colloquial.

Being colloquial doesn't have much to do with it, in my opinion. Tough
(and sometimes cynical) would describe many hardboiled characters. Gutman does not speak the vernacular but is about as tough as they come. Parker, perhaps the ultimate hardboiled type, doesn't indulge in a lot of street talk, either. But then, he barely talks...



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