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    Jargon of the time period?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by JosephMarch, Jun 3, 2014.

    I want to pepper in some words that were used in the time period of my tale, the 1970s. But without being cliche. How to go about doing this? Just put in a few 'right ons' every now and then?
     
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    Depends on who your characters are and what "flavor" of the 1970s they were living. No paradigmatic decade is ever monochromatic. There was the Disco 70's, the Hippy 70's, the Punk 70's, the We're still living in the early 60's 70's, East Coast 70's, West Coast 70's, White 70's, Black 70's. etc.
     
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    Nobody I knew ever said "right on" except as a goof.
     
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    you have to consider more than just the time period... what is said will also depend on who/what the characters are who're speaking, where they came from, what social/economic milieu they inhabit, and so on...
     
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