Jul 25 2008

Writing Tip/Caption Contest of the Day: Don’t Overuse Obscenities

Published by at 6:13 am under Caption Contests,Writing Articles

Writers use obscenities for the same reasons they put in exclamation marks: they want to show that a character means it. Like exclamation marks, obscenities quickly lose their impact and come to sound goofy with overuse.

To help illustrate how goofy obscenities can look, we’re offering a caption contest. Abuse obscenities to create a hilariously bad conversation between Agent Black and Agent Orange. (Agent Black is the guy on the left; by the process of elimination, Agent Orange is the mutated alligator).

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Writing Tip/Caption Contest of the Day: Don’t Overuse Obscenities”

  1. B. Macon 25 Jul 2008 at 6:42 am

    Agent Orange: I told the terrorist, “Bitch, the only way you’re losing your virginity today is when an angry mob boot-fucks you.”

    Agent Black: Good God, do people actually use the word “boot-fuck” over there?

  2. Paingodon 25 Jul 2008 at 8:17 am

    Agent Orange: That’s how I learned that falling asleep near a radio playing rap can fuck a brother up. Bitch, this shit is real!

    Agent Black: I am going to fucking cap your ass.

  3. AngelicNightmareon 26 Jul 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Agent Orange: Then I said, “I ain’t into that matrix freaky shit” and then he high-kicked me in slow motion… in slow motion Black, ya hear? And I fell into the neuro-flux-capasitor with that alligator I was trying to rescue from the sewers and now I look like this!!!! A horny ball of snot!

    Agent Black: Shit, how am I gonna tell your wife?

  4. Cadet Davison 26 Jul 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Haha, AngelicNightmare. I really liked that.

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