One of the hardest things is about writing a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey is trying to do justice to the said-bookisms in the original. There are pages on end in which nobody ‘says’ anything – instead they groan, mutter, murmur, mumble, squeak, shout and whisper. I find myself typing ‘says’ out of hard taught habit, but I do need some more silly said-bookisms to throw in there.
So far ‘I bowdlerise’ and ‘she interpretive-danced’ are my favourites, but I’d really welcome suggestions. Thoughts?