Rowling and elitists

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Fri Oct 31 15:57:53 EST 2003


A Cereal Processor Hedgehog came all over bewildered:

>On Thursday 30 Oct 2003 12:41 am, Robyn Starkey wrote:

>> Ignoring the "them there"; the second sentence here has faulty parallelism.
>> "If a reader is a car, then Rowling's book is an interstate" would be
>> stylistically more correct.
>
>I don't understand this remark; *why* would it be "more correct"? Isn't this
>a simple if-then: "if pigs can fly, then I'm a painter", "if a recipie is
>a script,
>we can compile it to an AutoChef object file", "if this is an example, maybe
>my error will be explicated".

"If the reader is a car, then I am a banana," was my immediate reaction.

>Perhaps the writer likes cornflakes for breakfast.

Maybe he has a very literate car?

Minnow


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