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Date: 2007-05-09 02:44 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You can win an argument on any topic, but can't fucking spell romanticism correctly?

Date: 2007-05-09 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shara.livejournal.com
Absolutely. Epics are written about the state of my spelling. :/ My defense is that Robertson Davies & Gabriel Garcia Marquez were also abyssal spellers - I have seen the proofs.

In other news - er, that quote is meant to be ironic, cheeky or self-depreciating.

Date: 2007-05-11 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That's self-deprecating, and before you tell me they're "both acceptable", the two come from different IE roots (http://www.bartleby.com/61/IEroots.html), and their interchangeability is nothing more than an accepted error:

ENTRY: per-5
DEFINITION: To traffic in, sell (< “to hand over,” “distribute”). A verbal root belonging to the group of per1. Base of two distinct extended roots.
I. Root form *pret-. 1. interpret, from Latin compound inter-pres (stem inter-pret-), go-between, negotiator (inter-, between; see en). 2. Suffixed form *pret-yo-. praise, precious, price; appraise, appreciate, depreciate, from Latin pretium, price.

ENTRY: prek-
DEFINITION: To ask, entreat. Oldest form *pre-, becoming *prek- in centum languages.1. Basic form *prek-. pray, prayer1, precarious; deprecate, imprecate, prie-dieu, from *prex, prayer (attested only in the plural precs), with Latin denominative precr, to entreat, pray. 2. Suffixed zero-grade form *pk-sk- becoming *pork-sk-, contracted to *posk- in suffixed form *posk-to-, contracted to *posto-. postulate; expostulate, from Latin postulre, to ask, request. (Pokorny 4. per- 821.)

I don't know what those two authors prove, anyway. What I've seen of their work wasn't interesting at all. You're not wrong however. And you're cute, so you could misspell every other word and it wouldn't matter, ultimately.

Date: 2007-05-12 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shara.livejournal.com
I don't know what those two authors prove, anyway. What I've seen of their work wasn't interesting at all. You're not wrong however. And you're cute, so you could misspell every other word and it wouldn't matter, ultimately.

How utterly depressing.

I hope that they prove that spelling is not necessarily a pre-requisite to literacy - I am a notoriously abysmal speller (no, both are not "acceptable" - one is correct and I hope to remember which is which) but even if I were to aspire to a "lettered" status (which I don't), I could always enlist an editor. :)

Date: 2007-05-12 05:01 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I hope that they prove that spelling is not necessarily a pre-requisite to literacy

Sure. But I expect of authors who are believed to be great or relevant - and I deny this in the case of both - a higher standard. For example, the original manuscript of Faust, housed in the Goethe-Archiv at Weimar, contains something like less than ten mistakes total; I saw only a few pages on display, but those few pages were impeccable, a masterpiece of tact. I don't expect people to be Goethe, of course, and I myself make more mistakes than correct strokes of the pen. Just saying....proofread, proofread, proofread!

Date: 2007-05-12 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shara.livejournal.com
proofread, proofread, proofread!

*salutes*

Aye aye, capt'n.... I'll do what I can, but while blogging, I can only promise so much. ;)

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