Re: [mythsoc] Edouard Kloczko, the linguistic specialist of the Mythsoc !
- As always, Wendell’s posts are usually spot-on, and certainly here.When fellows like this EK show up pretending to be a top dog in the MS, it’s like saying, Excuse me, but I’m in the band.”A teapot tempest, to be sure.Now I’ll stop before I use any more American English idiomatic cliches.Jo & I‘ll see you in East Lansing in 2013.Cheers,MikeOh, it is serious, but, as I said, it is also a back-handed tribute to how important the Mythopoeic Society has become. (For those with a less than expert knowledge of English, a "back-handed tribute" is doing something that hurts a person or organization, but doing it in such a way shows how important that person or organization is.) Pretending to a title in the Mythopoeic Society that they don't have shows that the person is a con man, but it also shows that they respect the Society enough that they want to have a major position in it.In a message dated 9/11/2012 11:21:41 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, ferretolk@... writes:
I’m sorry, but it is quite serious
- Good lord — Edouard has really gone off the rails. How sad, both for him personally, and for the unsuspecting reader who might not realize what hogwash Kloczko's book contains. Thank you for the excellent commentary.On May 25, 2013, at 8:01 AM, "David Giraudeau" <davidkiks@...> wrote:
in order to clarify our comments (mine, but also those of Vincent Ferré or Vivien Stocker) on Edouard Kloczko's statements, behaviour and last book (Fr. "Le haut elfique pour les débutants", Eng. "High Elvish for Beginners"), I made a quick English translation of my study of this book.
It is available here: