January 25, 2009

Addictionary - Storyboarding

At the suggestion of Kitten Herder, I added a word to the Addictionary.


verb - method of interrogation torture in which the subject is forced to listen to romance novels read aloud until he or she is broken.

USAGE: "Storyboarding was effective in extracting information from the striking writers, but it is not approved of in the Army Interrogation Manual, and so an ethics probe was launched."

Posted by James at January 25, 2009 11:52 AM
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I think it can apply not just to romance novels, but to having to listen to any aspring writer talk about the story they're "working on".

Posted by: David Grenier at January 25, 2009 2:50 PM

Maggie also wanted to extend it to someone telling you the plot of a movie you've already seen.

Language is a living, extensible thing.

Posted by: James at January 25, 2009 3:54 PM

How about when someone's enthusiastically "explaining" the movie to you while you're trying to watch it for the first time? That's a lot like torture, too.

Posted by: Julie at January 25, 2009 6:38 PM

Or hearing someone tell the same story about what happened to him/herself over, and over, and over...

My dad is a masterful storyboarder.

Posted by: Bull at January 25, 2009 8:15 PM

That might be more like a storyborer.

Posted by: Julie at January 26, 2009 11:17 AM

Great word, James.

Ooh, storyborer. Julie, I smell another new word!

Posted by: Patti M. at January 26, 2009 11:39 AM

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