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Author Topic: The Lost (?) Art of Kennings  (Read 4834 times)


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Re: The Lost (?) Art of Kennings
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2013, 08:32:35 pm »
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Clearly you haven't been reading enough old-school mainstream het romance novels. :D Writers would do just about anything to avoid saying clinical terms like "vulva," so you get a lot of blossoming flowers, etc. But my favorite described the hero taking off his pants to show the heroine his "purple-helmeted warrior."


Step it up a bit further to poorly written erotica and its all over the place. The only creative thing about them is the amount of ways they can describe breasts, a vagina and a penis.
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Re: The Lost (?) Art of Kennings
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2013, 12:46:33 am »
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But my favorite described the hero taking off his pants to show the heroine his "purple-helmeted warrior."

Makes me think of that scene when James Van Der Beek's character rattles off a list of penis euphemisms.  I think it was Dawson's Creek, but it could have been Rules of Attraction.
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