[LMB] Curse like Captain Haddock

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Sep 20 16:32:10 BST 2020


Good example.    I kind of think there was a Tom Swift sidekick who did that too, maybe not.

> On Sep 20, 2020, at 9:05 AM, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>> I remember reading books in my youth where we were told about how
>> a protagonist admired the skill that a sidekick had at cursing.
>> Of course we never got to see it ourselves.
> 
> Heinlein's _Starship Troopers_ is one that I recall:
> 
> "He went on and on and I began to forget my goose flesh in hearing him
> storm.  He never once repeated himself and he never used either profanity
> or obscenity.  (I learned later that he saved those for _very_ special
> occasions, which this wasn’t.)  But he described our shortcomings,
> physical, mental, moral, and genetic, in great and insulting detail.  But
> somehow I was not insulted; I became greatly interested in studying his
> command of language.  I wished that we had had him on our debate team."




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