15992Re: The Professor Speaks
- Sep 20, 2005I am very late in replying to this, but I just wanted to point out
that some people might consider the jazz/ragtime analogy as a
compliment american english.
--- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Wilson, Bruce"
> It was in the Letters. He was talking about an encounter with aGI during WW-II, whom he condeded was personally a nice young man
once you got to know him. After he made the 'dirty sponge' remark
he compared what Americans did to English, the language of Chaucer,
Milton, Shakespere, Pope, etc. with what what jazz, ragtime, etc.
did to the piano, an instrument made for Schubert, Beehoven and
Chopin. (Mrs. T. was a pianist, you may remember.)
>[mailto:TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of George
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> I'm not sure. It may have been in Letters. I know I've seen it
> before though. Possibly another message board, although this is
> really the only JRRT board I follow religiously.
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