brutal prose

Lyle Burkhead (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 18:28:51 -0500 (EST)

I wrote

: Brutal truths require brutal prose.

to which Lee Daniel Crocker replied,

> I love it. I've been wasting two weeks and 2000 words just
> to say those 5. Mind if I steal them (with proper attribution,
> of course)?

You're welcome to quote me. Bloody truths require bloody prose!
Gruesome truths require gruesome prose!

No, seriously... brutal prose has to be used sparingly, and with
conscious intent. In the particular game I'm playing, it has its place.
I'm trying to see how outrageous I can be before I get lynched
by a howling mob of rock-throwing extropian hominids, led by the
Queene of the savannah.

Polite prose also has its place, likewise humorous prose, etc.