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Favorite world-building elements: Language

That awkward moment when “fang it” is mainstream Australian slang, not something George Miller made up.

LOL someone didn’t do their research

and yes I do  know that continually adding text to a post mocking the original poster is rude but this person had enough time to make a series of Gifs for a movie that isn’t even available for home viewing yet but they didn’t have time to type fang it into urban dictionary? I’m sorry but no not cool!

I’m curious why you assume inclusion in the gifset means the OP didn’t know “fang it” was existing Aussie slang.

Isn’t language evolution almost always based on adapting previously used elements? Neither Aqua-Cola nor “traitor” as a verb are things made up out of thin air by George Miller; each reflects language currently in use.

World-building doesn’t mean things have to be invented from scratch. It just means a richly imagined, internally consistent world presented in an evocative way.

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Tags: and yeah, fury road, , it's true that I didn't know fang it was current Aussie slang, so you got me there, but an Australian follower pointed that out in one of the post's first notes, so it's fine if you want to take the time to correct it, and I'm sorry if you think my original ignorance was in some sense not cool, but if we're going to get upset with people for not taking the time, to research their contributions to tumblr before making them, what would you say of someone going out of their way to post a correction, on a version of the post that was already corrected, by umpteen previous others?, what I would say is, thank you for taking the time to reblog and comment on the post, we all reveal things about ourselves when we contribute here, things that we know, and things that we don't, and sometimes, we do both at the same time, it's not rude, it's just tumblr.

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