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The Definitive Flash: 50 Shades of Flash, Day 16

Fifty Words on Fifty Def­i­n­i­tions of Flash

(def­i­n­i­tions from Dictionary.com)


      16.  Obso­lete. the cant or jar­gon of
thieves, vagabonds, etc.

One of the chal­lenges of
flash is get read­ers to iden­ti­fy with char­ac­ters in a short time; also it’s how
to place read­ers with­in a dif­fer­ent world when there’s no time to do it. Every
group has its own way of talk­ing; every per­son has his/her own way of
express­ing things. Use the par­tic­u­lar­i­ties or “cant” of speech to get read­ers
immersed and iden­ti­fied.


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