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Offline WhiteGardenia

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Re: F-bob ombs
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 01:39:44 AM »
Here's a bit of trivia regarding the f-bomb.  I realize my example is a screenplay and not a novel, but it's interesting, nonetheless...

In the movie, "Goodfellas," starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci, the word "f***" is used 296 times, for an average of 2.04 f***s per minute. About half of them are said by Joe Pesci.

This may sound over the top, but that was the way they talked, and to replace that word with a different expletive would not have worked in its place. 

If it sounds right for the character, I say GO FOR IT.   :yes:

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Re: F-bob ombs
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 02:36:53 AM »
Gardenia, I did not know that! I love movie trivia. Will have to use that on boyfriend. Goodfellas is one of our favorite movies.

Archetype, that's a fab method for figuring that out. Thanks for passing it along!
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Re: F-bob ombs
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 08:55:54 AM »
But come on guys! Are you effing kidding me? We're tawkin' GOODFELLAS here!   :wink:  or rather  :draw: