Re: [mythsoc] George Sayers Tolkien archive being auctioned
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From: David S. Bratman
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] George Sayers Tolkien archive being auctioned
I'm pleased to note Tolkien's correct use of the word "crescendo" (it means
growing louder, not a climax). And immediately afterwards, the author of
the auction description demonstrates a correct use of the word "hopefully".
That the English language lives is no less remarkable than that this
material should be offered for an estimated price of approximately 30,000
A bit pricey for a Christmas present, but I _am_ glad it costs more than the previously-mentioned set of blocks.
The comment on "hopefully" brought to mind a British website where I do a fair amount of posting on the message boards. When I finish writing a message and click on the button to post it, a note appears stating that my message will be posted "presently." I get a little glow each time I see that; it's so lovely and rare to see the word used correctly.
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