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If you haven’t read it, go read it asap. If you have then you know Dahl’s giants have their own unique phrasing and dialogue. Through dialogue and action Dahl transforms one giant, The BFG, from fearsome to extremely likable. And Sophie is such a smart and brave little character. A fun, adventurous, and heart warming story. Here are some lines from the book that make me smile.
"A whizzpopper!" [fart] cried the BFG, beaming at her. "Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping if forbidden among human beans?" –Roald Dahl
“Two rights don’t equal a left.” –Roald Dahl
“Do you like vegetables?” Sophie asked, hoping to steer the conversation towards a slightly less dangerous kind of food.
“You is trying to change the subject,” the Giant said sternly. “We is having an interesting babblement about the taste of the human bean. The human bean is not a vegetable.” –Roald Dahl
“What I mean and what I say is two different things, the BFG announced rather grandly.” –Roald Dahl
“Words,” he said, “is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life.” –Roald Dahl
Do your characters ever use made up words? Have you ever made up your own language?