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Ugh! Using "Brotha" in a lede....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Brain of J, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    So Scoop Jackson is going by Michael Smith now?

    Scoop has a story on Arenas on the website right now. I hadn't read him for a while -- and only ever do for a laugh -- this guy is great. He ends the story with the line from the Adidas commercial "You're not a fool are you?" Umm yes Scoop actually I am, for actually making it through one of your entire columns.
  2. I'm so white I'm opaque. But that's not going to stop me from using it in one of my stories this week. I'm bringing Brotha back.
  3. Brain of J

    Brain of J Member

    Bruddah. hehe. I would've enjoyed that far more than "Brotha"
    People of Pallor is excellent too.
  4. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Just wrong. It's a reporter's job to clean up quotes. Say "brother" because there's no dictionary entry for "brotha."
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    How do we feel about "Homeslice"?
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    That's so 1987. :)
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    What's current usage?



    Enlighten me.
  8. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    What it is, Drew!
    Lord have mercy, I'd like to be down in her hood.
  9. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    A few years back, there was a writer at the Augusta Chronicle, I can't remember who it was, who wrote this lead. The name has been changed, obviously.

    "John Doe was the bomb Tuesday night."
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Drew is indeed a goddess, bruh.

    So much so that I think I could get the image of Tom Geen's cock in her mouth out of my head for the three minutes it would require for me to get aroused and fulfill a lifelong fantasy.

  11. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Seems like a Pyrrhic victory for Michael Smith the writer.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Oh, brotha.
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