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29th Aug '17 6:10:48 PM GrammarNavi
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* {{XSGCOM}} gets a lot of mileage out of "opined."
* FanFic/YuGiOhRealitysCurtain averts this with extreme prejudice, most lines are attributed with 'said' or some form of action performed by the speaker. The author has also had a paragraph on their profile at one point detailing their contempt for this trope.

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* {{XSGCOM}} ''Fanfic/{{XSGCOM}}'' gets a lot of mileage out of "opined."
* FanFic/YuGiOhRealitysCurtain ''FanFic/YuGiOhRealitysCurtain'' averts this with extreme prejudice, most lines are attributed with 'said' or some form of action performed by the speaker. The author has also had a paragraph on their profile at one point detailing their contempt for this trope.
12th Aug '17 3:47:03 PM nombretomado
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* Robert B. Parker had an apparent aversion to using any other word than "said" to tag dialogue, at least in the ''{{Spenser}}'' series. Listening to the audiobook really drives the point home.

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* Robert B. Parker had an apparent aversion to using any other word than "said" to tag dialogue, at least in the ''{{Spenser}}'' ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' series. Listening to the audiobook really drives the point home.
7th Apr '17 2:26:33 PM ScotieRw
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A Said Bookism is a variety of PurpleProse in which the writer goes out of their way to avoid the word "said". It was quite the fashion at one point; there were even 'said books' ([[TropeNamer hence the name]], "said book-ism") you could buy with lists of verbs that can be used instead of "said", like "exclaimed", "emoted", "whispered", "sighed", "rumbled", "hissed", "pontificated", "enquired", etc.

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A Said Bookism is a variety of PurpleProse in which the writer goes out of their way to avoid the word "said". It was quite the fashion at one point; there were even 'said books' ([[TropeNamer hence the name]], "said book-ism") you could buy with lists of verbs that can be used instead of "said", like "exclaimed", "emoted", "whispered", "sighed", "rumbled", "hissed", "pontificated", "enquired", etc.
7th Feb '17 2:50:11 PM GlassCatOwl
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''Fanfic/ChildOfGrace'' avoids not only 'said' but 'asked', substituting 'queried', 'questioned', and 'interrogated' in completely inappropriate places.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfGrace'' avoids not only 'said' but 'asked', substituting 'queried', 'questioned', and 'interrogated' in completely inappropriate places.
7th Feb '17 2:49:37 PM GlassCatOwl
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''Fanfic/ChildOfGrace'' avoids not only 'said' but 'asked', substituting 'queried', 'questioned', and 'interrogated' in completely inappropriate places.
5th Feb '17 11:27:27 AM TheNicestGuy
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* Said Bookism appears in-universe, played for pathos, in ''Series/TheWire'', when [[spoiler:Ziggy Sobotka]] insists that a character didn't ''say'' something, he ''begged''. But he's not a writer. He's reviewing his murder confession, and it was his victim who begged, "Please don't shoot me."
-->'''Suspect:''' But that's not going to mess you up, though, right?\\
'''Detective:''' No, it's more descriptive like that. [[SympathyForTheDevil It's good.]] Thanks.
29th Dec '16 12:30:52 PM MiddleEighth
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*Although ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' is hardly guilty of this trope, there is a scene when the author deliberately did not use "said" at all--when the Pyar gods speak with the four. The two younger gods merely reiterate, in different words, what the primary god says, and every one of their speaking verbs is different. The implication is that what the gods are saying is, for the most part, both pretentious and useless.
21st Dec '16 2:31:27 PM setay96
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* FanFic/YuGiOhRealitysCurtain averts this with extreme prejudice, most lines are attributed with 'said' or some form of action performed by the speaker. The author has also had a paragraph on their profile at one point detailing their contempt for this trope.
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."
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