[DWJ] World Fantasy Award Acceptance Speech by DWJ

Joe oddenda at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 20:21:45 EST 2007



On 19 Dec 2007, at 23:28, Paul Andinach wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
>
>> Is "learned" an insult or a compliment in that sentence?
>> I can't tell.
>
> I read the sentence as bemused but not actually unhappy, fwiw.


I thought it was neutral in that sentence, but definitely somewhat 
indignant in the one before. That word "frankly" says it all. (Which 
DWJ character has the catchphrase "to be brutally frank"? Whatisname in 
Conrad's Fate, isn't it?)


Joe




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