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Stephen King's Favorite Phrase: Can You Guess?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Christine62, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Gar.. did he specifically talk about this in On Writing? I feel like he might have... and can't remember the word he particularly used.

    Also... @Christine62 do you mind if we go back and put your question in bold and maybe even larger type so people see it as a new question?
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  2. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    No, he didn't mention this adjective in On Writing but it is so obscure I had to look it up because it's come up in at least four novels I've listened to.
  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Something is pinging my memory here. It seems like it's an adjective that another author uses a lot. He writes about this somewhere, if not On Writing, I would guess Danse Macabre.
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  4. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    he uses keychord.
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  5. danie

    danie Original Poster

    I know in 11/22/63 he used "obdurate" a great deal; as in, "obdurate past."
    Also, I think he uses "that was" more than "oh yes." Just MHO.
  6. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    adjective: green? as in, see anything green? used about 156 times in Wizard and Glass. dunno, really...nothing that springs from memory, maybe worthless? or another thought was honky, honky muffah? that's one nice thing about reading on the kindle...and I think I've only a few shorts on the kindle...but one can do a word search, see how many times a word comes up. But I imagine if one is listening to the story, one tends to hear words or phrases more so, or does that happen because of the reader? emphasis on a word maybe?
  7. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

  9. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    Mr. King's oft used obscure adjective is: preternaturally
  10. Kitten

    Kitten Well-Known Member

    Yep, Stephen does not like adverbs.
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  11. Kitten

    Kitten Well-Known Member

    Oh, I think he does use gingerly sometimes. He very rarely uses adverbs though.
  12. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    There are many more in the earlier books. I recently re-read 'salem's Lot, and I was surprised by the number of adjectives :)
  13. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    There will be zombies, if God wills it.
  14. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Of course he wills it, Jesus was a zombie. ooooohhhhh, no she di'int!
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  15. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

  16. McGinnisNC

    McGinnisNC Member

    He's single handedly added the word "rube" to my vocabulary!
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  17. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I'd still vote for "Can you dig it" as a favorite, identifying phrase :)
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  18. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Nah, he was (is) an alien.......
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  20. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Uncle Steve uses the word "palaver" often.

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