Literature Abuse

otheng otheng at
Mon Mar 26 07:41:02 EST 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: Emma Comerford <s369161 at>

> I think another sign of literature abuse is when you find yourself talking
> and thinking in the style of a book you've been reading - even if it's old
> English or includes adjectives unique to the novel. It causes strange
> looks...maybe not as many as "she said" though!

Hi, Emma! I know just what you mean. I find it particularly with Jane
Austen - I'll use words like "impropriety" and only then wake up and realise
my listeners have no idea what I'm on about.


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