Mister Monday

jenne at fiedlerfamily.net jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Tue Sep 23 12:24:49 EDT 2003


> And as for the Americanization of Commonwealth (i.e., non-American)
> English . . . I think the grossest example of that in recent memory is
> the changing of the title of the first Harry Potter book from
> "Philosopher's Stone" to "Sorcerer's Stone" - apparently American's
> find philosophy dull and not enough of them (I guess I should say "us"
> since I live here now) would have gotten the reference. Which is a much
> more fundamental change than changing the spelling of "flavour" to
> "flavor"

I guess the UK publishers figured that none of the UK kids would
know what a Philosopher's stone stone was, so it was ok to give away half
the mystery in the title of the book.

-- Pani Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
 "in verbis et in herbis, et in lapidibus sunt virtutes"
(In words, and in plants, and in stones, there is power.)


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