Author Topic: Giles Coren's letter to Times subs  (Read 1800 times)

yesno

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Giles Coren's letter to Times subs
« on: July 31, 2008, 01:42:37 PM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jul/23/mediamonkey

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3) And worst of all. Dumbest, deafest, shittest of all, you have removed the unstressed 'a' so that the stress that should have fallen on "nosh" is lost, and my piece ends on an unstressed syllable. When you're winding up a piece of prose, metre is crucial. Can't you hear? Can't you hear that it is wrong? It's not fucking rocket science. It's fucking pre-GCSE scansion. I have written 350 restaurant reviews for The Times and i have never ended on an unstressed syllable. Fuck. fuck, fuck, fuck.

senorcorazon

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Re: Giles Coren's letter to Times subs
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 02:08:22 PM »

Pat K

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Re: Giles Coren's letter to Times subs
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 03:16:48 PM »
I like how his letter about the unassailability of his prose is riddled with typos.
I'm warning you with peace and love.

John Junk 2.0

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Re: Giles Coren's letter to Times subs
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 08:10:32 PM »
They ruined his gay joke!

Still, he signed it "All The Best".  He's kind of mensch after all.


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Re: Giles Coren's letter to Times subs
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 09:25:26 AM »
I'm betting that dropped "a" was a typo.

Martin

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Re: Giles Coren's letter to Times subs
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 10:35:53 AM »
I'm betting that dropped "a" was a typo.

Fixed!