January 25, 2009
Addictionary - Storyboarding
At the suggestion of Kitten Herder, I added a word to the Addictionary.
Posted by James at January 25, 2009 11:52 AM
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."
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".
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.
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.
Or hearing someone tell the same story about what happened to him/herself over, and over, and over...
My dad is a masterful storyboarder.
That might be more like a storyborer.
Great word, James.
Ooh, storyborer. Julie, I smell another new word!