Mudcat Café message #52025 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8321   Message #52025
Posted By: Steve Parkes
05-Jan-99 - 04:10 AM
Thread Name: Self righteous prats
Subject: RE: Self righteous prats
It's time somebody put in a good word for the SRPs. Any body know one?
Meanwhile, here's a few observations of my own.
I've always liked Herman Melville's treatment of the whale/fish dispute: basically, he says if it looks like a duck, and waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck - it's a fish!
Benson - Bill Oddie did a pc version of "Elderly Man River" (He doesn't say anything, etc.) on the BBC radio show "I'm sorry I'll read that again" years ago.
My favourite hate is mangled grammar, such as "the clouds roll by/for you and I" - they might roll by for you, but they certainly don't roll by for I! Interestingly, I find I don't seem to object to bad grammar in traditional songs. And where I come from it's quite proper to say "them belong to we". Maybe I'm a latent SRP?
Steve