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purgatoryplatypus:

“Fuck is the comma of the Lies of Locke Lamora” – Scott Lynch1

 

Really? Let’s see about that…

 

Fucks used in the Lies of Locke Lamora2:

Locke:11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 1111 (64)

Locke to/about the Falconer: 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 1 (26) Locke total: 90

Chains: 11111 11111 11111 11111 1 (21)

Contè: 11111 11111 11111 1 (16)

Jean: 11111 11111 1 (11)

Thief Maker: 11111 1111 (9)

Calo: 1111 (4)

Harza: 1111 (4)

Capa Barsavi: 1111 (4)

Bug: 111 (3)

Vidrik: 111 (3)

Galdo: 11 (2)

The Falconer: 11 (to Locke) (2)

Anjais: 11 (2)

Sofia: 1 (1)

Nazca: 1 (1)

Gray King: 1 (1)

Unknow Barsavi guard: 1 (1)

Narration: 1 (1)

A florid man with an overachieving belly and an entire squad of spare chins: 1 (1)

Felice: 1 (1)

Ferenz: 1 (1)

Two-timing woman: 1 (1)

Tesso: 1 (1)

Benjavier: 1 (1)

Berangias: 1 (1)

Reynart: 1 (1)

Constanzo: 1 (1)

 

Total number of Fucks (and variations thereof; such as: fucker, fuck-up, fucking, fucked, fuckdamn, motherfucker etc.) used: 185

48.65% of Fucks were uttered by Locke, 40% of his Fucks was to, or in mention of, the Falconer

Used most Fucks in one page: Contè

Used most Motherfucker’s: Locke

Got most Fucks directed at: The Falconer (well deserved)

Other overly colorful language used: 33 (counted in regards to context)

Locke: 11111 1111 (9)

Chains: 11111 1 (6)

Thief Maker: 1111 (4)

Calo: 111 (3)

Contè: 111 (3)

Other: 111 (3)

Galdo: 11 (2)

Lorenzo: 11 (2)

Nazca: 1 (1)

Jean: 1 (1)

 

Pages mentioning sharks: 43 (out of 719)

5% of pages mention Sharks (many of these pages mentions sharks more than once, up to 6 times a page are sharks mentioned (total number of sharks mentioned is disclosed information and can not be provided at this moment))

 

Various observations:

Jean mostly swear when Locke does something stupid/gets hurt.

Calo swore twice as much as his brother.

Chains had a foul mouth.

There is a distinct increase in swearing from Locke when he is stressed or sarcastic.

Contè swears the most considering amount of lines he has.

99.5% of fucks were used in dialogue.

The one that wasn’t can be found in the Interlude: The boy who cried for a corpse, part 4, and even that could be considered dialogue.

The presence of the Falconer highly increases the amount of swears and insults coming from Locke.

Mentioning of sharks and the Berangias sisters are often related.

The density of Fucks are highest in the last 70 pages.

Locke outdoes everyone greatly, both in amount of fuck-ups and fucks used.

 Conclusion: No, fuck is not the comma of the Lies of Locke Lamora, but it is probably as common as any other word.

Special thanks to:

Scott Lynch: For writing the damned thing and putting this stupid idea into my head

The Falconer: For being very helpful

Locke Lamora: For using up all my Pink Post it’s

GB chat: For reminding me of how much I love these books

 

 

 

Sources:

1. This video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giI2sYAndi8 (about 46 min in)

2. The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch (http://scottlynch78.tumblr.com/ )

 

 

Disclaimer: I am not a scientist, I do not stand for the amount of science actually conducted in this project, that is probably more research than science, and beg pardon for previous statements promising science. There is a chance I have missed something but I tried my best.

HOLY SHIT WHY IS THIS SO BEAUTIFUL? I’M GONNA CRY.

THIS IS SCIENCE, FRIEND. YOU HAD A HYPOTHESIS, WROTE IT DOWN, AND TESTED IT. YOU DID SCIENCE PROUD. BLESS YOU.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE I SPENT MANY YEARS IN SCHOOL AND I WILL USE WHAT I HAVE LEARNT, IN WHATEVER WAY I FIND!

And thank you!!!! gosh *-*