RE: [mythsoc] plots and pocket framistans
- It does seem to me sometimes that just because Harry's such
a success, the books get subjected to an unwarranted amount of terribly
serious criticism. >>
I will heartily second that.
Perhaps we need to be a little more critical, sometimes, in the sense of
expecting more from those to whom more is given, but on the whole, I think
And thank you for your thoughts on diction. Even today, I think we may
take more care, sometimes, to our thoughts in journals than to idle
conversation. And then there's the lost art of correspondence, slain by
the easy speed of email.
amor vincit omnia
- Just saw this in today's NYTimes email (free registration required; link
isn't free in about a week):
Going at the Changes in, Ya Know, English
By EMILY EAKIN
In his new book, "Doing Our Own Thing," the linguist and
cultural critic John McWhorter paints an elaborate picture
of a culture in linguistic upheaval.
Once again, mythies are ahead of the curve!
John (lurker since the GEnie days)