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From: John Brandon <>
Subject: Re: royal gateway from America to Europe
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 11:40:37 -0700 (PDT)
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> I thought the smiley might have indicated that I was only joking
> about your effort. But I do think you went over the top when you
> described Sjostrom's prose as "most illiterate".
The "more illiterate"--"most illiterate" juxtaposition was just to
give the appearance of using a superlative.
> worse, even from native speakers. How is your Finnish or Swedish,
Nonexistent. I have no interest in either one.
> >Silly cow, just because you know Latin and a few other languages,
> >don't imagine your English is anything more than utilitarian and
> >I am certain no one has ever said to himself, "that Tish Cluff is
> >_such_ a good writer ... I wish she'd write a novel." Or even a poem.
> Well, Renia once said something like "I love your way with
> words." That was about my prose, though. Never tried poetry.
She also said she wanted your name. Nothing but gushy idle chatter
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