A Conversation for Writing Right with Dmitri: Talking the (Local) Talk
aka Bel Started conversation Feb 20, 2012
>>Do the people in this town always use a certain slang? Work it into the dialogue.<<
It's impossible, I could never ever work any of that into a story, I had a hard time to understand it in the first place.
minorvogonpoet Posted Feb 20, 2012
I agree that slang is difficult, because it varies with class and age as well as place. And people move around so much these days. You couldn't do what Henry Higgins did in 'Pygmalion', and place people within a street or two in London by listening to their accents. You could come across Bangladeshis, Poles, Afghans...
But there are dictionaries of slang available. The internet might be a good source.
Dmitri Gheorgheni Posted Feb 20, 2012
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