Submitted by megan on Wed, 11/14/2007 - 13:08
Mmm. Your semiautomatic typewriting had gothic flair last night, ma'am. This is interesting. And a great opening 'graf...
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coyote: what's a 'graf? is that some sort of semi-mythical word?Pearl: I do - watched one episode a while ago. Don't even remember what it was about, but I do remember that I didn't love it. I'll have to rewatch.
Oops. I forget my semi-mythical manners, using such arcane language, ma'am. 'Graf' is just prehistoric writer/printer shorthand for 'paragraph'. It's newspaper backshop jargon left over from the days when lead-spitting linotypes were state of the art, and clunking telexes were the only terminals anybody'd ever heard of... I believe it's still taught in some journalism schools for the insider appeal.(If I'd wanted to be consciously wanky, I could've called it a 'lede graf'.)
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