Monday, November 9, 2009

...I Admonished

Tonight I had the somewhat sad realization that I'm not a character in a novel. I was saying something, and I wanted to admonish it, but I realized that I don't get to choose what verb gets places after the hypothetical quotes.

"Get some sleep!" she bid him
"Same to you," he admonished.

Life would be so much more epic that way, I insist.

2 comments:

Haider

November 9, 2009 at 11:19 AM

What in God's holy kingdom?!

I was thinking about that a couple of days ago!

My regret was that people speak in such bland and uncreative ways that "admonish" never makes it to common conversations.

I was looking back at some old blog posts I wrote in my old blog, and realized that I started to dumb down my writing so it can appeal to a wider audience. I think I'll be going to my old style of writing. It's more enjoyable to write and read. For me, anyways...

Malcolm

November 9, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Exactly - and if we don't use those fun words, they'll disappear altogether!

I was greatly cheered up a few days ago when I got the chance to say "obfuscate" in conversation.