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Thinner

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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  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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

    [​IMG]
     
  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. :)
     
  4. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

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

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

  6. linduzn

    linduzn New Member

    And as a Swede I've to say that while reading the novel in English, the Swedish parts was the only parts I couldn't understand at all...
     
  7. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    :laugh: Sorry - that gave me a tickle
     
  8. kingricefan

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

    :lol: That's funny!
     
  9. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

  10. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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  11. Wab

    Wab Active Member

    Maybe they were very well-travelled.
     
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