Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
If you've studied writing then you should be familiar with the concept of "voice". I'm certain I'm preaching to the choir here, but that's the closest analog I can think of.

There's always a way of expression that differs from the suburban/working class background I come from. One of the most disconcerting interactions I've ever gone through (many times) is in dealing with the wealthier, prep-school males living right here north of Boston. Without exception, whenever I have spoken with them, I am subject to a blatant stare, as if I'm being sized up apart from what I say. I find it impossible to interpret, and hard to describe. That's the sort of the thing I refer to here.

With Jerome, there's a certain flatness (though I got his "I'm a banker and not all of us f*cked up" right off the bat). Idiom plays a part, I suppose.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Tue Apr 21st, 2009 at 11:46:12 AM EST
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