Thursday, September 09, 2004

moment of truth

"The popularity of the new genres spawned or accelerated certain linguistic modifications. An upsurge in the number and frequency of intensifiers has been linked to the genres of fabliaux and satire. This may be a function of one of the major characteristics of these genres: exaggeration. Absurdity requires a certain degree of overstatement, for which intensifiers are always extremely useful."

*sigh* I love me.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

and I thought I was full of shit...!

HBM

Chaucer's Bitch said...

you are. -CB

ZB said...

True, true...