Literature abuse

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Wed Mar 21 21:23:24 EST 2001

On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Miranda K. Smith wrote:

> I remember once or twice catching myself narrating my own life in
> third person, like a novel. E.g. finding myself thinking, "She
> climbed onto her bike." I think I even once accidentally appended,
> "She said", onto the end of something I was telling someone. Oops.
> Just me? Please tell me it's not just me? ...:-)

I used to do that all the time, although never (that I can remember)
out loud.

Unless I meant to. Sometimes when I'm talking, I'll append something
like "he said, sarcastically", just to drive the point home. :)

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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