Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 113: Decoy Ducks & Red Herrings - Sayings, Urban Legends and Aphorisms

April 13, 2018

Episode 113: Decoy Ducks and Red Herrings - Sayings, Urban Legends and Aphorisms

 

Language is a peculiar beast. We invent words for everything and then combine them in odd ways to describe circumstances. If language is odd then metaphor and simile is even odder. This week the dragons look at some of the most peculiar sayings and proverbs in English (with a fair smattering of French and Irish ones too.) Part of cracking the ability to write dialogue is understanding the mind set of a character and when or if they might use a particular saying. Jules and Madeleine also discuss creting your own sayings for dialogue in speculative fiction. Buckle in for some very peculiar proverb origin stories...

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic