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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?
    kingricefan, mal, GNTLGNT and 3 others like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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

  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

    Tery, Kurben, GNTLGNT and 1 other person like this.
  11. Wab

    Wab Well-Known Member

    Maybe they were very well-travelled.
    GNTLGNT likes this.

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