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  •  I particularly wish I could retain the very words, (3+ / 0-)
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    shari, cfk, Youffraita

    that I could keep in my memory the accent, and the exact ways of wording things, that express individuality.

    I really admire writers who can capture a personality in their way of speaking. Shakespeare wins, I think.

    I'm good at remembering the gist of conversations, but it's all been homogenized into Brechtspeak in my mind.

    I'm sorry, what did you say, Monsieur Georges?

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:22:05 PM PST

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