Literature Abuse

Dorian E. Gray israfel at
Mon Mar 26 14:03:46 EST 2001

Gill said...

> > Oh, goodness, yes!  I do this all the time.  You should hear me after
> > been reading Jane Austen. :-)
> It is a truth universally acknowledged that list members in pursuit of a
> good style inavraibly turn to Jane Austen. However little is known in
> of teh wishes and preferences of these cyber-friends their love of Regency
> works and good writing combine to make her novels supelative in their
> eyes.....

Indeed, I think so, and I cannot conceive that any would disagree; though to
be sure, there exists an unfortunate number of apparently illiterate people
in the cyber-realm.
> > But for me, it's not confined to books; I will come away from plays,
> > or TV programmes talking like the main characters, too.  I go all
> > Californian after I've been watching "Buffy".
> You're into slayage too?

Ooh, yes!  Only problem being, I'm generally doing something else on a
Friday evening, and now I have three weeks worth of Buffy and Angel episodes
on tape, waiting to be watched!
> > The strangest looks I get are when I quote things (which I do all the
> > it's a family habit), and those around me don't recognise the reference.
> > can cope, I suppose, with blank looks when I say "you have no
> > for my nerves!", but I worry when no-ne recognises "a bear of very
> > brain". :-)
> It was a bright, cold day in April and tehre was no possibility of taking
> walk that day, you mean?<g>

<vbg>  My mother and I got some very funny looks recently, when we were
unwise enough to discuss in public the probability of Mr. Rochester's making
a very good husband (we came to the conclusion that anyone silly enough to
shut up a mad wife in an attic without proper supervision would not at all
be a suitable candidate for marriage, whether he'd managed to get rid of the
lunatic or not).

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at

"Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no
--Queen Marie of Romania

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