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Sun Sep 20 18:04:30 BST 2020
> 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 himstorm. He never once repeated himself and he never
>used either profanity or obscenity. ... I became greatly
>interested in studying his command of language. I wished
>that we had had him on our debate team."
Bujold's _The Warrior's Apprentice_ is one I recall:
"These are the transcripts of the latest dispatches between
Admiral Oser and the Pelian high command. ... Yes, I'd
understood Admiral Oser had a remarkable command of invective
when, er, roused..."
"[Miles] cuddled back happily into his pillow. He would
have to commit some of Oser's choicest phrases to memory,
he decided. They were unique. "
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