The main character looked at his female lead, and remarked, "This story's rather short, isn't it?"
She looked around bemusedly before responding.
"It is a bit cramped, after all," she said as she tried to flex one leg. "What can we do? This is absolutely horrid."
He placed his hand on his chin and frowned thoughtfully. "We are the main characters," he said, "and we could try using M.L.S. to expand a bit. We wouldn't have to take out a mortgage that way."
"MeaningLess Speech. A large part of the English language is made up of entirely unnecessary words and phrases. For example, I could have omitted the words `A large part' and said `Most' instead, and completely removed the words `language' and `entirely'. Not to mention the articles, particles, and other debris that clutters up the language. If you have an ounce of intellect, you'd still get the meaning from the remaining words."
She shook her head confusedly after his speech. It was roomier, though. But her thoughts kept nagging her, so she went ahead and said it.
"But, if we don't need to say it, why are we saying it at all?"
The main character leaped to cover her mouth, but it was too late. The author ripped the page out of the typewriter and crumpled it before throwing it on the floor.
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