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March 23, 2011 11:05 AM Subscribe
Do you know of any written stories, fiction or otherwise (but not movies) with language usage similar to that in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
or The Dark Knight Returns
? Example of what I'm looking for are after the break.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Writing & Language (30 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This was said by one of the characters in Mad Max:
"Time counts and keeps countin', and we knows now finding the trick of what's been and lost ain't no easy ride. But that's our trek, we gotta' travel it. And there ain't nobody knows where it's gonna' lead. Still in all, every night we does the tell, so that we 'member who we was and where we came from... but most of all we 'members the man that finded us, him that came the salvage.
Aother example is finding someone "half jumped by Mr. Dead" i.e. finding someone close to death.
The Dark Knight Returns example:
"Eyes downside spud" (i.e. look down, buddy)
Note how it's easy to tell what's being said in english, but the use of metaphors and anthropization of elements makes what's being said much more interesting and sets tone. What other written pieces of fiction or non fiction (but not movies) contain similar uses of slang and/or metaphors? It's ok if it's not scifi/fantasy or comics.
Not looking for stuff similar to Trainspotting
, with its written examples of a thick accent.