[lit-ideas] Re: "Much brains", "many brains"

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 13:58:22 -0700

on 9/18/04 1:46 PM, David Ritchie at ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> This is one of these old-fashioned century conundrums, isn't it?

How can the author stare at a sentence like this and not see that the
"century" from nineteenth-century still lurks therein?

The same way that a person reads Robert Paul's

"All widows have lost at least one husband."

as "All windows have lost a least one husband."

I don't recall the article whether Andreas posted about how people read got
to the subject of blind or surreal stupidity?

David Ritchie
Portland, Oregon

To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off,
digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html

Other related posts: