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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

So Many Adverbs, So Little Time

Posted by on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Would you like to read 11 of the meanest-ever book reviews by notoriously vicious Michiko Kakutani, a woman who (reportedly) made David Foster Wallace cry? The Huffington Post provides. A brief list of adverbs: Overwhelmingly, cruelly, curiously, clumsily (twice!), implausibly, absurdly. Also, lest we forget (not an adverb but still funny after all this time): L-l-l-l-l-l-limn.

 

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Posted by Dougsf on August 28, 2012 at 3:35 PM · Report this
tdalec 2
I never read anything that woman writes. It prevents strokes and dementia.
Posted by tdalec on August 28, 2012 at 3:42 PM · Report this
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Why does anyone take this woman seriously?
Posted by johnjjeeves on August 28, 2012 at 4:13 PM · Report this
Fistique 4
From these examples, it seems like famous novelists are incredibly thin-skinned. I should hope none of them ever try read any British papers; they will die instantly like a swatted fly.

Also, it seems rather outré to suggest that provoking [suicidally-depressed] DFW to weep would constitute evidence of superlative cruelty rather than evidence of, say, existing.
Posted by Fistique on August 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this
Beetlecat 5
@1 tears of joy at that... thank you.
Posted by Beetlecat on August 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this

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