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15th Aug '16 7:45:49 AM 759mages
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' characters will rarely simply have walked over to something. Characters will have "padded" somewhere. Regardless of footwear or any other factor that would influence the sound their steps make. Bare feet on a wooden floor. "Padded." Cowboy boots on marble. Also "padded."
11th Aug '16 11:35:09 PM PaulA
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* LoisMcMasterBujold describes approximately two characters per book as "saturnine" - generally, whoever is being the deadpan foil to Miles at the time. The "saturnine" is to emphasize the deadpan. She also uses "dour" a lot. And "waft". "Suasion" and "ingenuous" (as opposed to ''per''suasion and ''dis''ingenuous) she uses less commonly, but the latter is rare and the former almost nonexistent with anybody else.

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* LoisMcMasterBujold Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold describes approximately two characters per book as "saturnine" - -- generally, whoever is being the deadpan foil to Miles at the time. The "saturnine" is to emphasize the deadpan. She also uses "dour" a lot. And "waft". "Suasion" and "ingenuous" (as opposed to ''per''suasion and ''dis''ingenuous) she uses less commonly, but the latter is rare and the former almost nonexistent with anybody else.
10th Aug '16 1:32:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** And it misspells and misuses the words nearly every time.


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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse: R. Scott Bakker likes using the word "marmoreal" a whole lot. It crops up maybe ten times a book, particularly because many scenes are set in marble palaces, catacombs or ruins.
9th Aug '16 10:15:31 PM PaulA
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* An odd example -- Steven Brust's [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis fictional narrator]] Paarfi of some of the {{Dragaera}} books often uses the phrase "a propos" as a lead-in to paragraphs as part of his SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.

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* An odd example -- Steven Brust's [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis fictional narrator]] Paarfi of some of the {{Dragaera}} Literature/{{Dragaera}} books often uses the phrase "a propos" as a lead-in to paragraphs as part of his SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
30th Jul '16 11:47:31 AM nombretomado
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* DanBrown seems to ''love'' the phrase "quantum leap". It's used quite liberally in ''TheLostSymbol''.

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* DanBrown Creator/DanBrown seems to ''love'' the phrase "quantum leap". It's used quite liberally in ''TheLostSymbol''.
20th Jul '16 3:28:53 PM MisterApple
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This is mostly a literary trope. Although there are examples wherever a single author has a distinguishable voice (or is just plain verbose), shows and movies are usually expensive enough to produce that this gets filtered out, not to mention that TV and movie audiences supposedly have all the vocabulary of the average toddler anyhow.

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This is mostly a literary trope. Although there are examples wherever a single author has a distinguishable voice (or is just plain verbose), shows and movies are usually expensive enough to produce that this gets filtered out, not to mention that [[ViewersAreMorons TV and movie audiences supposedly have all the vocabulary of the average toddler anyhow.
anyhow]].
6th Jul '16 3:07:15 PM WillKeaton
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* {{Wikipedia}} falls victim to it occasionally, too. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2002_in_baseball&oldid=461531847#May See here]], with the word "calcimine". This is common enough with some words that ''xkcd'' [[http://xkcd.com/739/ made fun of it]].

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* {{Wikipedia}} falls victim to it occasionally, too. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2002_in_baseball&oldid=461531847#May See here]], here,]] with the word "calcimine". This is common enough with some words that ''xkcd'' [[http://xkcd.com/739/ made fun of it]].it.]]
6th Jul '16 3:05:52 PM WillKeaton
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* Creator/GeneWolfe uses many obscure words, real and otherwise, particularly in Literature/TheBookOfTheNewSun. The obscure, but real, word 'tribadist' (lesbian) appears next to the word 'algophilist' (from context, one who enjoys inflicting pain on another, but somehow different from sadist). [[http://www.sex-lexis.com/Sex-Dictionary/algophilia Algophilia]], by the way.

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* Creator/GeneWolfe uses many obscure words, real and otherwise, particularly in Literature/TheBookOfTheNewSun. The obscure, but real, word 'tribadist' (lesbian) appears next to the word 'algophilist' (from context, one who enjoys inflicting pain on another, but somehow different from sadist). [[http://www.sex-lexis.com/Sex-Dictionary/algophilia Algophilia]], Algophilia,]] by the way.
6th Jul '16 3:05:35 PM WillKeaton
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* StephenDonaldson, as a Doctor of English, uses some pretty arcane words frequently. The narrator's use of "argent" and "lambent" come to mind. It might be possible to identify a specific year of a specific Word-of-the-Day Calendar with each of Donaldson's books. Good-naturedly covered at ''[[http://www.gdiproductions.net/srdamd/ Stephen R. Donaldson Ate My Dictionary]]''.

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* StephenDonaldson, as a Doctor of English, uses some pretty arcane words frequently. The narrator's use of "argent" and "lambent" come to mind. It might be possible to identify a specific year of a specific Word-of-the-Day Calendar with each of Donaldson's books. Good-naturedly covered at ''[[http://www.gdiproductions.net/srdamd/ Stephen R. Donaldson Ate My Dictionary]]''.Dictionary.]]''
28th Jun '16 6:55:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* GeorgeOrwell seems to enjoy "comrade" and "invariably" (the latter of which shows up particularly often in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'').

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* GeorgeOrwell Creator/GeorgeOrwell seems to enjoy "comrade" and "invariably" (the latter of which shows up particularly often in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'').
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