I've been a fan of Stephen Fry since seeing his hilarious turns as Lord Melchett, the Duke of Wellington, and then General Melchett in Blackadder II, III, and IV, respectively. So I was happy to discovery, via John Scalzi, that he writes an entertaining blog. The occasion for this discovery was his well-written and heartfelt apology for a cheap and easy line featuring the phrase "let’s not forget which side of the border Auschwitz was on,” a turn of phrase that made me preemptively cringe before I even read the context. Fry aptly describes a human failing with which I am quite familiar: "If a joke or a neat phrase or an apparently convincing rhetorical trope or apt simile occur to me they will emerge from my mouth without passing Think." It's well worth reading.
Last 5 posts by Ken White
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