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Exclamations: The dramatic emphasis of an exclamation
Posted by Jeorge, Jun 27, 2008. 2501 views. ID = 1429

Exclamations

Posted by Jeorge, Jun 27, 2008. 2501 views. ID = 1429
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There I was, minding my own business, when a tiny voice said, "Excuse me, Jeorge, do you have the time?"

"Jiminy Cricket!" I exclaimed (because that's what I often exclaim when I'm surprised).

"Excuse me," the voice said, "Please don't insult me like that; I'm not a cricket. I'm a cockroach!"


"Eek!" I exclaimed (because that's what I often exclaim when I'm frightened, and cockroaches definitely frighten me).

"Would you do me a tiny favor and not exclaim so loudly, please?" the cockroach said. "You're hurting my ears."

"Sorry," I said (without exclaiming at all - I just can't bring myself to be afraid of anyone who is so polite as that).

Besides, it's tough to exclaim with any sort of dramatic emphasis when your throat has that odd tickling sensation you get from scarfing down a cockroach.

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Josiah T.
Jun 27, 2008
lol, cute :-)
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Jun 27, 2008



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