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Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:53 am
by matt
Jaysen wrote:How would main refer to herself in the third person colloquially?


Well, there's a couple of things. Anyone in Australia in the habit of walking around referring to themselves in the third person too regularly would probably have been shit-stirred as an up-themselves wanker for long enough that they were far less inclined to do so in the future.

On the occasions where it is socially acceptable, such as when answering the phone or introducing yourself, we tend to stick with the well established tradition of using our own names.

After that, if she is not an up-herself prick, she will probably have a nickname ending in either "o" or "ey"... so you could be looking at either "Lerno" or "Jonesy" as the name her friends used often enough that she just took it on herself.

That said, I have never encountered anyone with that name before, so it is a new one for me too :-)

Matt

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:02 pm
by pigfender
I know, it's diff'rent innit.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:04 pm
by Jaysen
To litteral.

Q: Please tell me about your history?
A: I'm a redneck who defied the odd and wound up as a propeller head manager instead of a coal mole.

Three examples in there. Looking for the bolded one.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:05 pm
by Jaysen
pigfender wrote:I know, it's diff'rent innit.

Pretty common here actually. Mostly in the black community. Never heard it before the move though.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:07 pm
by Yellowcake
Incoming piggy ... be prepared for some truly awful prose...
Cheers

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:40 pm
by matt
<Deleted - better response below>

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:41 pm
by Jaysen
Yellowcake wrote:Incoming piggy ... be prepared for some truly awful prose...
Cheers

make sure you have your anti-radiation suit on…

Need to go catch dinner. 650 in with 3 wife enforced start overs (editors should NOT read over the shoulder). Still need a third person label for the main (never depend on roo-chasers?)...

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:42 pm
by matt
Jaysen wrote:To litteral.

Q: Please tell me about your history?
A: I'm a redneck who defied the odd and wound up as a propeller head manager instead of a coal mole.

Three examples in there. Looking for the bolded one.


Oh right, sorry.

Redhead = "Bogan".

A little different, in that everyone has a bit of bogan in them to a degree and there are lots of variations, but that is our main cultural cringe over here.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:51 pm
by Reliquary
Just finished mapping out my bit and looking for a place to add "nice suit". :)

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:54 pm
by matt
Reliquary wrote:Just finished mapping out my bit and looking for a place to add "nice suit". :)


Suits are so last year. We're calling everyone bogans and redheads this year, apparently.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:38 pm
by Montree_Whiles
matt wrote:Which reminds me, are you setup for footnotes? Otherwise everyone is going to think my deliberate Australian-ism is just a typo :-)


Perhaps most readers will have an almost average intelligence and not need a footnote?

Coffee. Where's the d*@n coffee? Back once I've scared up a cuppa.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:42 pm
by Siren
On its way to you, Pigfender... 2685 words, according to Scrivener.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:45 pm
by Peytonic
Finally! I'm off work and can get back to writing. :twisted:

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:52 pm
by Jaysen
2 whiting and 1 bluefish secured for lunch/dinner.

Now where was I.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:52 pm
by theonlygolux
"Journo" I have heard and ends with 'o' etc, so might tick a few boxes?