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Post by Nomad on Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:50 pm


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Re: Mark Twain's language

Post by Dray The Fingerless on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:56 pm

Very interesting.

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Post by Ptolemy on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:42 pm

It is difficult to pass judgment on a literary work when you are looking through the filter of what is acceptable today. that book should not be revised just because a word is not PC today. It is asinine.

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Post by Dray The Fingerless on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:06 pm

i think i can find mark twain(english) uncensored if i look for it.

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Post by Aardvark on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:35 pm

Well it's an unfair judgment on him, yeah he was a bit crass, but no more so than half the comedians out there. Saying he was racist for his comments at the time is like saying Einstein was an idiot for not inventing the computer before Gates.

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Post by Nomad on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:22 pm

true, i think they shouldnt chenge some words tho.

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Post by Ptolemy on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:27 pm

these days it is all about revising the past to fit someone's perception of an ideal future.

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Post by Nomad on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:37 pm

back in the age of MT : n bomb was commonly used word tho - nothing nice ofc but you could heard that a lot - i think they should keep historical language where it should be .

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Post by Thing on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:16 pm

Aard pointed it out to me that the reason this book is read in schools anyway is more to show the contrast between modern life and society and what's socially acceptable, and what was socially acceptable then. If they take words out, how is it going to help get that idea across?

My thought was that literature is literature, and should just be left alone. It's a classic for shit's sake.

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Post by Nihil on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:21 am

I'm glad this came up:

I shared this with my English teacher regarding this a while back

http://patrickmurfin.livejournal.com/293592.html

Best written defense of keeping the word in the book.
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Re: Mark Twain's language

Post by Nomad on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:11 am

My thought was that literature is literature, and should just be left alone. It's a classic for shit's sake..

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Re: Mark Twain's language

Post by Ptolemy on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:44 pm

Nihil wrote:I'm glad this came up:

I shared this with my English teacher regarding this a while back

http://patrickmurfin.livejournal.com/293592.html

Best written defense of keeping the word in the book.

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