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Discussion in 'Thinner' started by Israel Regardie, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Does anyone know why the Gypsies in Thinner spoke swedish? As a scandinavian it's hard not to miss it. Gypsises dont speak swedish... Did King just randomly choose words from a random dictionary? And how did the publishers allow it?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...he took his vocabulary for the novel, after being schooled by this fellow...

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  3. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    He admits to being lazy in his research (none) when he did that. It's made him be more conscientious for other books--although there are still many things that he gets called out for not getting right, he tries his best to get the right translations when he uses a language other than English. :)
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  4. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    By me, for example, for the horrid Italian spoken by Balazar in the Dark Tower :p
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  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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