Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Come up and meet Mae West!

We have been looking at the development and evolution of language and our last session featured eponyms which come into the language from real people or sometimes fictional characters; so a 'biro' now tends to be what we call any ball point pen after Lazlo Biro the inventor; any vacuum cleaner is likely to be referred to as a 'hoover' and so on.
Still with eponyms in mind we are going to look at some famous quotes and also continuing to bear in mind the idea that a writer has some responsibility for feeding into the general knowledge of readers, so should have a good general knowledge.
After a week off, during which I have achieved an enormous amount in UK, involving medical appointments, sick visiting, Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, writing cards..... it's amazing what you can do when you only have one week, we meet again on Friday as usual.
Do you have any favourite quotes?
I like ' We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.' Who said it? See you Friday!

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