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jst5150
10-02-2008, 10:39 PM
Courtesy of Webcomic XKCD:

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/fiction_rule_of_thumb.png

CaroGirl
10-02-2008, 11:02 PM
Ooo. Fun.

When the Horlick stepped out from behind his army of hairy Hark'ens a black scraw swooped low in the sky and deposited a load of guano (real word) in his eye.

This is true for everyone except Dr. Suess. The Suess rules!!

Yeshanu
10-02-2008, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the reminder, Jason. As a writer of fantasy, it's a good graph to keep in mind.

Yeshanu
10-02-2008, 11:04 PM
This is true for everyone except Dr. Suess. The Suess rules!!



No, there is another author who did it well, even better than Dr. Suess:


`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

CaroGirl
10-02-2008, 11:07 PM
No, there is another author who did it well, even better than Dr. Suess:
Proof that what you can do in poetry, you can't get away with in prose. :)

Sarita
10-02-2008, 11:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLBjOIVIGqY

:) I love XKCD.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_end_is_not_for_a_while.png

Pagey's_Girl
10-02-2008, 11:18 PM
Stephen Donaldson gets away with making up a good number of words. He also uses a lot of words I thought were made up but turned out to be real. :)