Monday, October 11, 2010


Mister Fry is absolutely and positively correct, as always. As a reader and writer and speaker of words, I must admit that the ones and the uses I enjoy most are those that push the boundaries. Even horrible bastardisations of words and language have their place: l33t and txtspeak are just new ways to communicate. People however are just very lazy with them, utilising them as a substitute replacement of proper communication as opposed to dabbling with their potential in tandem with what is already known. All my favourite novels have pushed language: Kerouac's 'Doctor Sax', Burroughs 'Naked Lunch', Ackers 'Don Quixote', and Joyces 'Finnegans Wake' and 'A Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist'. Misuse isn't wrong, its delightful exploration. Its riding a bike on its rear wheel, doing a handbrake slide in a car in the middle of a paddock and jumping over fences and park benches.

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