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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Look that up in your Funk'n'Wagnalls

There is a recent trend (isn't there always?) to name actions and things for authors and characters. As reported in the NY Daily News and the Guardian UK
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/2012/03/going-on-a-hemingway-the-urban-dictionary-history-of-western-literature

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/mar/13/urban-dictionary-redefines-literature-names

and cited from
http://www.urbandictionary.com/
This is not new (what the Dickens is?), but noticing it is. I'm partial to language and new references amuse me. The Urban Dictionary is one of those sites you can lose a day in. Go ahead, Joyce yourself.

1 comment:

The Elephant's Child said...

I love the evolution of language. And I sadly fear that I did write a number of essays while doing a hemingway. Which would probably have been better without his input.
Thanks for the links - big smiles.