RE: [mythsoc] plots and pocket framistans
- John McWhorter has a book called *Doing our Own Thing: The Degradation of
Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care.* It speaks to the very
issue of why average eighth grade educated Civil War soldiers could write
and speak so well. ---djb >>
And I see it is 30% off on amazon. You've read it, heard good things
about it, or just seen it among the new titles this fall? Hmm.
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)