more of them words...
Posted by greg on October 10, 1997 at 01:15:47:
In response to Re: old words, written by Kathy F. on October 10, 1997 at 00:46:57
I guess my main problem with some of the words in JE is that (to me) they are out of place, either in the particular sentence or paragraph, or the entire book. It makes me think that CB was trying to give her book a false superiority. (I'm trying to find a better way of expressing myself, please bear with me.) The sentences flow along very nicely, and then, all of a sudden, she throws out a huge word that just sticks out and breaks the flow. It's like she decided that she had to prove (to the male editors??) that she had a good education, and could use as many big words as they could. But (to paraphrase Jurassic Park) "she got so involved with whether or not she could, she forgot to ask if she should."
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