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Seven Seals: When trying to link to this trope, try to remember that it's exactly five s'es.

Or we could just move it to Snake Talk. @_@

Kizor: Nuh-uh! What should've been called Ksssccchhht was titled Tunnel Of Avoidance, let us have this one.

Seven Seals: Whoever "us" is, they're off my Christmas list.

Let me rephrase that. As soon as I get a Christmas list, "they" will be removed from it.

Big T: Why not just make a redirect at Snake Talk? Then you get the best of both worlds. Heck, you could redirect Ssnake Talk, {Sssnake Talk}}, Ssssnake Talk, etc. Okay, so maybe that's a bit overboard.

(later) Anyways, I made the redirect, as you can tell by the nice blue links. And I fixed my name credit.

Ununnilium: "Is there any point in telling people that, as they lack vocal chords and ears, snakes can't talk?" No.

Any more than there would be a point in making the same observation about Funny Animals or Cat Girls. (Your Obedient Serpent)
Qit el-Remel: Asmodeus from the Redwall series doesn't only say his name. However, he does punctuate with it (and snores it).
Your Obedient Serpent once played a dragon in a BBS-based RPG, and used this trope, much to the amusement and irritation of the other party members. And yes, I specifically chose a sibilant-heavy vocabulary.
Kilyle: Should it be noted that, when this trope is written, it's never applied to those letters that create S sounds without being S's? E.g., "accept" doesn't become "acccccept" and "extra" doesn't become "exxxxxxxtra".

In the above-mentioned BBS RPG, Your Obedient Serpent would indeed use Sssssnaketalk thosssse wordssss assss well. "Accept" became "accccept", but "extra" seemed to work better as "exsssssssstra".


ccoa: Removed this example, because it was already on the page:

  • The Silviss is Tanya Huff's novel Valor's Choice speak this way. This is causes many a reader some difficulties when they remember that their words are actually being run through a universal translator, not being heard directly.


There's a potential disability-accessibility issue here. Some people depend so much on visual recognition to read that misspelt words and such are actually incomprehensible to them. Now, I can also see the point of having a self-demonstrating article, but would it be possible to have a 'click here to read articles without the extra s's' link?