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"farted away"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Vic Mackey, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I make an exception for oldfart
  2. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    The children's book you're talking about is "Walter The Farting Dog"-- it's an entire series. And they're talking about marketing a line of toilet paper, air freshener, etc.
    And for a kid, the word "fart" is funny because its forbidden.
    If you have another option, use one readers won't notice. It's like "said" Say "said" rather than exclaimed, commented, etc.
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    This is why God made copy editors.
  4. Rambler

    Rambler Member

    One word: No way.
  5. One of my favorite lines from Shawshank Redemption is when Warden Norton is freaking out after they find Andy's empty cell, and he asks, "he up and vanished like a fart in the wind?"
  6. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Dammit. Just saw this thread and, the longer I read it, thought I was going to be able to bust out the Shawshank.
  7. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Member

    Ron Wolf used that quote after Green Bay lost to Denver in whichever Super Bowl that was.

    "We're just a one-year wonder? A fart in the wind?"
  8. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    This has no room on a message board, much less a newspaper column. Farting away a game? Is it that hard to write something a little more eloquent?

    Really. That should be stricken for no other reason than its just lazy.
  9. Hed bust

    Hed bust Guest

    Yes it was. A sarcastic post by me. Or maybe just an example of my oft-described dry or demented humor.
    I think this is a funny thread.
  10. MC Sports Guy

    MC Sports Guy Member

    In this vein, I once used the word "brainfart" in a quote from a gymnastics coach. Now, at the time there was a series of stories news-side about how the local utility company was essentially pilfering money from customers. What do you think got more letters to the editor? By about a 4:1 ratio, it was brainfart.
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Can you visualize a fart? Once it gets to the point of being visual, isn't it something else?
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

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