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a word out of time
Posted: 06 November 2007 12:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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An author may be forgiven for the odd oversight, a casual reference out of time. It may raise a smile, like seeing a vapour trail in a western movie or a wristwatch on one of the Mongol horde. As has been noted, it would be unreasonable to expect the writer to use period language, it would be like trying to read Beowulf in the original text.If the dialogue smacks of modernism’s as if by an American sitcom pulp writer, then ,it grates. My original question was , “Where does all of this editorially stand?” I appreciate all that has been said,however,it still comes down to, Is it a good read, believable, and honest to the facts.

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Posted: 06 November 2007 01:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Odd, isn’t it, that what grates in seriousness (wristwatches, Mongol Hordes, mobile phones, Braveheart etc...) is encouraged and appreciated in humour?

Monty Python, anyone?

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