dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #749

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 17:18:07 EST 2003


Sarah:
What's bad about 'Groening' rhyming with 'complaining'?

Nothing so very very bad, only that it's one further instance of the tenuous
relationship between pronunciation and orthography, and a compelling
metaphor for the tenuous nature of our minds' hold on reality itself....

Charlie

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