Young Geoffrey (ed_rex) wrote,
Young Geoffrey
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Speaking of words ...

... have you, Gentle Readers (and especially Laura!) - read Jonathon Swift's A Modest Proposal? I've been alluding to the damned thing for years. The other day ... er, <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/ed_rex/friends> one of you</a> ... suggested I actually read it. I did. It's much shorter than I'd imagined. Terse (in a legalesee kind of way). Dry and subtle - his academic-style descriptions of a suckling one-year old child, properly prepared his hilarious. Brilliant satire. I'm glad I've been paraphrasing its thesis for years.
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