Friday, February 06, 2004

Snowclone Wars

J-P Stacey despises my word coinage, saying it’s “redolent of William Gibson and other ‘writors’” and sticks out like “a chart R&B song in my CD collection.” I decline to defend myself. Instead, I’ll defer to Mark Liberman’s response: “I'm just a bystander here, but if I were Glen Whitman, I'd be happy to be classed with William Gibson and chart R&B songs.” Well, I could do without the chart R&B songs, but William Gibson’s no slouch. He coined the word “cyberspace,” after all.

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