Linguistic differences

Posted By on May 4, 2009

Read this book. It's really cool.

Read this book. It's really cool.

I had a difference of style with a major newspaper the other day when the editors there sanitized my review of a book based on the work of Philip K. Dick, the science fiction writer. I punned on his name, and it wouldn’t fly. Funny how the gap remains between what people can joke about and what they can print.

Of course, as one wag wrote me, “You don’t know Richard” just doesn’t scan that well. But it sure reads clean.

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2 Responses to “Linguistic differences”

  1. Don West says:

    Editors can sometimes be Dicktators.

  2. mercerd says:

    interesting material, where such topics do you find? I will often go

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