Date: Tue, 27.11.12 11:51
one more anecdote
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From: "alexander koryagin"
Hi, Roy Witt! How are you?
on Tuesday, 27 of November, I read your message to alexander koryagin
about "one more anecdote"
ak>> A postman (amazed):
RW> The postman, in utter amazement proclaims:
Do you thing that my variant too short for understanding?
ak>> "Oh, dear me!
RW> and asks,
ak>> Is your mother at home?"
ak>> The boy (with his eyes goggled, tittering): Try to guess, man!
RW> chuckling ------------------------------^ and I'd say something to the
RW> effect of 'chuckling to himself'...
RW> You don't want your reader consulting their dictionaries to learn
RW> the definition of a strange word when a simpler, everyday word will
RW> keep the reader's interest in your story and work just as well.
OK, however, you can find "tittering" in well-known books. For
instance, in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
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The tittering rose higher and higher -- the cat was within six inches
of the absorbed teacher's head -- down, down, a little lower, and she
grabbed his wig with her desperate claws, clung to it, and was snatched
up into the garret in an instant with her trophy still in her
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I believe that, maybe, "tittering" expresses "chuckling" but in more
nasty and derisive way. Children are very nasty sometimes. I think that
Homer Simpson begins choking his son Bart when he tittering at him, not
[...Drink you printer away, save a tree!]
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