Friday, November 23, 2007

Just say n....

In which I have to be very careful with my quotation marks.

4 comments:

Oli said...

Well, I think you managed some meticulous grammar there. Good article too.

Geoff said...

I saw this advert in the paper last week. I thought , "what the 'f word' are they trying to say, the stupid 'c word's."

Annie said...

this reminds me of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:

...Siobhan said we have to use those words because people used to call children like the children at school spaz and crip and mong, which were nasty words. But that is stupid too because sometimes the children from the school down the road see us in the street... and they shout 'Special Needs! Special Needs!'

Tim Footman said...

Thank you, Oli. It wasn't the grammar that was worrying me - more the context.

But Geoff, they work in 'a' word, what do you expect?

Very apposite, Annie. And I'm writing a post on Haddon right now, but it's getting a bit out of control, so I don't know when it'll go live.