Saturday, June 16, 2007

Problems of writing Southern

Southern writers have to deal with problems other writers don't, mostly because of Southern terms, expressions, dialect and rhythm. They also drive copy editors crazy. (I talked a bit about that here.)

We love those words like danggit, dern, and hissy fit.

So I got a chuckle out of this quote from an article about writing by Steve Martin:

"Dagnabbit will never get you anywhere with the Booker Prize people. Lose it."

Guess I'll never win that dern Booker Prize. Danggit!

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