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30th Nov '16 11:48:52 PM Phys101
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* Literature/TheHost is just as bad.

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* Literature/TheHost Literature/TheHost, by [[Creator/StephenieMeyer the same author]], is just as bad.
14th Sep '16 8:29:30 PM GuiRitter
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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' falls into this sometimes, though this mostly is becuase the authors replace every instance of the word "said" with "meowed", which can get [[{{Narm}} a little weird sometimes]] and the authors want to avoid that. Apart from that, there are still a lot of said bookisms, like "ventured."

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' falls into this sometimes, though this mostly is becuase because the authors replace every instance of the word "said" with "meowed", which can get [[{{Narm}} a little weird sometimes]] and the authors want to avoid that. Apart from that, there are still a lot of said bookisms, like "ventured."
31st Aug '16 6:07:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheEyeOfArgon''. Nothing is ever "said" instead it is "husked" or "ejaculated" or "stated [[PerfectlyCromulentWord whimsicoracally]]".

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* ''TheEyeOfArgon''.''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon''. Nothing is ever "said" instead it is "husked" or "ejaculated" or "stated [[PerfectlyCromulentWord whimsicoracally]]".
3rd Aug '16 1:40:52 AM Ghostninja109
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* Everyone, mortal and supernatural, seems to murmur a lot in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
19th Jul '16 11:04:05 AM DaibhidC
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Some said bookisms particularly "asked", and to a lesser extent "replied" are widely considered as acceptable when used properly (i.e. when a character is asking a question, and then the other character replies). The primary danger of other said bookisms lies in the fact that repeated use makes them lose their effectiveness; if every character growls, snarls, or hisses with every line of dialogue, then the unusual dialogue tags lose all of their impact and the writing looks ridiculous. Verbs which aren't a form of speech are especially frowned upon; using "laughed" or "sighed" as a dialogue tag (as opposed to noting that a character did one of those things) can be distracting, while using "smiled" or "shrugged" as a said bookism is right out - you cannot smile or shrug a line. And if a character "hisses" or "snaps" their dialgoue, it should probably be a line where you can actually do that; you can't hiss a phrase with no sibilants, or snap a WallOfText. Some other dialogue tags, such as "ejaculated", have come to [[HaveAGayOldTime gain connotations]] which render them unusable in serious text. That said, TropesAreNotBad: the {{Bathos}} that can come from an unusual choice of said bookism is a good source of comedy, as in the Ring Lardner exchange quoted above.

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Some said bookisms particularly "asked", and to a lesser extent "replied" are widely considered as acceptable when used properly (i.e. when a character is asking a question, and then the other character replies). The primary danger of other said bookisms lies in the fact that repeated use makes them lose their effectiveness; if every character growls, snarls, or hisses with every line of dialogue, then the unusual dialogue tags lose all of their impact and the writing looks ridiculous. Verbs which aren't a form of speech are especially frowned upon; using "laughed" or "sighed" as a dialogue tag (as opposed to noting that a character did one of those things) can be distracting, while using "smiled" or "shrugged" as a said bookism is right out - you cannot smile or shrug a line. And if a character "hisses" or "snaps" their dialgoue, dialogue, it should probably be a line where you can actually do that; you can't hiss a phrase with no sibilants, or snap a WallOfText. Some other dialogue tags, such as "ejaculated", have come to [[HaveAGayOldTime gain connotations]] which render them unusable in serious text. That said, TropesAreNotBad: the {{Bathos}} that can come from an unusual choice of said bookism is a good source of comedy, as in the Ring Lardner exchange quoted above.
19th Jul '16 11:03:28 AM DaibhidC
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Some said bookisms particularly "asked", and to a lesser extent "replied" are widely considered as acceptable when used properly (i.e. when a character is asking a question, and then the other character replies). The primary danger of other said bookisms lies in the fact that repeated use makes them lose their effectiveness; if every character growls, snarls, or hisses with every line of dialogue, then the unusual dialogue tags lose all of their impact and the writing looks ridiculous. Verbs which aren't a form of speech are especially frowned upon; using "laughed" or "sighed" as a dialogue tag (as opposed to noting that a character did one of those things) can be distracting, while using "smiled" or "shrugged" as a said bookism is right out - you cannot smile or shrug a line. Some other dialogue tags, such as "ejaculated", have come to [[HaveAGayOldTime gain connotations]] which render them unusable in serious text. That said, TropesAreNotBad: the {{Bathos}} that can come from an unusual choice of said bookism is a good source of comedy, as in the Ring Lardner exchange quoted above.

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Some said bookisms particularly "asked", and to a lesser extent "replied" are widely considered as acceptable when used properly (i.e. when a character is asking a question, and then the other character replies). The primary danger of other said bookisms lies in the fact that repeated use makes them lose their effectiveness; if every character growls, snarls, or hisses with every line of dialogue, then the unusual dialogue tags lose all of their impact and the writing looks ridiculous. Verbs which aren't a form of speech are especially frowned upon; using "laughed" or "sighed" as a dialogue tag (as opposed to noting that a character did one of those things) can be distracting, while using "smiled" or "shrugged" as a said bookism is right out - you cannot smile or shrug a line. And if a character "hisses" or "snaps" their dialgoue, it should probably be a line where you can actually do that; you can't hiss a phrase with no sibilants, or snap a WallOfText. Some other dialogue tags, such as "ejaculated", have come to [[HaveAGayOldTime gain connotations]] which render them unusable in serious text. That said, TropesAreNotBad: the {{Bathos}} that can come from an unusual choice of said bookism is a good source of comedy, as in the Ring Lardner exchange quoted above.
14th Jul '16 10:07:17 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* "Don't use this trope," ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel'' [[HypocriticalHumor advised repeatedly.]] However, they do counter Elmore Leonard's below-mentioned absolute rule against adverbs, saying that they can add nuance to dialog that won't come across from what is said (the adverb ''coldly'', for instance, completely changes the meaning of a line like "I love you"), but they still strongly recommend that adverbs be used carefully and ''very'' sparingly on dialog tags.

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* "Don't use this trope," ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel'' [[HypocriticalHumor advised repeatedly.]] However, they do counter Elmore Leonard's below-mentioned don't lay down an absolute rule against adverbs, saying that they can add nuance to dialog that won't come across from what is said (the adverb ''coldly'', for instance, completely changes the meaning of a line like "I love you"), but they still strongly recommend that adverbs be used carefully and ''very'' sparingly on dialog tags.
30th May '16 5:59:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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A subtrope of PurpleProse; supertrope to a Literature/TomSwiftie; similar to DelusionsOfEloquence and AuthorVocabularyCalendar; often accompanies (or is accompanied by) SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with something said by someone named Bookism.

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A subtrope of PurpleProse; supertrope to a Literature/TomSwiftie; TomSwiftie; similar to DelusionsOfEloquence and AuthorVocabularyCalendar; often accompanies (or is accompanied by) SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with something said by someone named Bookism.



* The Literature/TomSwift books were notorious for this, leading to the invention of the Literature/TomSwifty.

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* The Literature/TomSwift books were notorious for this, leading to the invention of the Literature/TomSwifty.TomSwifty.
30th May '16 5:58:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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A subtrope of PurpleProse; supertrope to a TomSwiftie; similar to DelusionsOfEloquence and AuthorVocabularyCalendar; often accompanies (or is accompanied by) SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with something said by someone named Bookism.

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A subtrope of PurpleProse; supertrope to a TomSwiftie; Literature/TomSwiftie; similar to DelusionsOfEloquence and AuthorVocabularyCalendar; often accompanies (or is accompanied by) SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with something said by someone named Bookism.



* The TomSwift books were notorious for this, leading to the invention of the TomSwifty.

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* The TomSwift Literature/TomSwift books were notorious for this, leading to the invention of the TomSwifty.Literature/TomSwifty.
25th Mar '16 7:33:35 PM ErikModi
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* XSGCOM gets a lot of mileage out of "opined."

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* XSGCOM {{XSGCOM}} gets a lot of mileage out of "opined."
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