Home » Dictionary » frankenbite

frankenbite

frankenbite
 n.— «The reality stories have a beginning and middle and end, shaped by writers who are called not writers but “story editors” or “segment producers,” who use the expression “frankenbites” (after Dr. Frankenstein’s monster) to describe the art of switching around contestant sound bites recorded at different times and patched together to create what appears to be a seamless narrative.» —“Reality Is Only An Illusion, Writers Say” by William Booth in L.A. Washington Post Aug. 10, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

At First Blush (episode #1529)

Book recommendations and the art of apology. Martha and Grant share some good reads, including an opinionated romp through English grammar, a Spanish-language adventure novel, an account of 19th-century dictionary wars, and a gorgeously illustrated...

Gift Horse (episode #1528)

The edge of the Grand Canyon. A remote mountaintop. A medieval cathedral. Some places are so mystical you feel like you’re close to another dimension of space and time. There’s a term for such locales: thin places. And: did you ever go...