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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-10-11 08:14
Subject: [process] Prosody: important safety tip
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Tags:funny, process, writing

Note to self. In fiction, don’t ever use the phrase:

“suborned a submarine”


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User: fledgist
Date: 2008-10-11 15:38 (UTC)
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Was the submarine, by any chance, yellow?
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User: ex_truepenn
Date: 2008-10-11 16:06 (UTC)
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2008-10-11 16:49 (UTC)
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Suborned a submarine

Suborned a submarine

Weigh-ho, the navy-oh

We suborned a submarine!

Edited at 2008-10-11 04:50 pm (UTC)
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2008-10-12 01:03 (UTC)
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Er, how do you suborn a sandwich?
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