Post Profile






Thornton P. Knowles On Bringing Back The Insult, "Flannel Mouth"

When I was growing up, I heard my father use the term "Flannel Mouth" to describe someone he considered a bragging, loud-mouthed, BS artist. I liked the sound of this insult, and in my earliest writings, used the term a lot. "Flannel mouth" gradually fell out of use, and eventually became obsolete. Worried that my father had made it up, I checked my dictionary and found "Flannel-Mouthed: 1.
read more

share

Related Posts


Rush Limbaugh: Obama ‘Insulting Us Like Never Before’ With ‘Lie’ About Social Security Checks

News : Mediaite

Rush Limbaugh could barely contain his disgust for the words coming out of President Obama's mouth during his interview with CBS' Scott Pelley. In addition to Rush wincing as he heard the sound of Obama's voice, he also targets Pell...

Talking The Talk: Why a Loud Mouth Matters in UFC

Martial Arts / MMA & UFC : Bleacher Report - MMA

Some people don't like loud mouths, but in the UFC, a loud mouth proves useful. Granted, it can backfire if one takes a shot at another fighter and then suffers a grueling loss, but in terms of elevating themselves to bigger and bet...

Thornton P. Knowles on Being an Obscene Writer

News / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

A seventh grade teacher called a short story I wrote "obscene." I went home and bragged to my parents that I was an obscene writer! I didn't know what the word meant. Fortunately for me, they didn't either.Thornton P. Knowles

Thornton P. Knowles On His Father

News / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

As a child, the moment I realized that my father, a man who rarely missed church and liked to quote Bible passages, was an atheist, I knew I was going to be a writer.Thornton P. Knowles

Thornton P. Knowles On The Writer Lured To Hollywood

News / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

In Rod Serling's play, Velvet Alley, a novelist in reflecting on being lured to Hollywood to write for the movies, says: "They give you a thousand dollars a week [1960s] until that's what you need to live on. And then every day you ...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC