Monday, July 9, 2007

Apparently, a love of language can be a barrier

...to finding true love in one's daily life.

Jaimie Epstein, writing for the Sentence Sensibility blog at the New York Times, reveals her dilemma: whether to ignore the egregious errors that make a person who loves working with words inwardly cringe... or to stiffen her upper lip, and, stoicly, go forward.

An especially sticky dilemma... if one considers that either of those choices could mean losing a significant portion of what a language lover might consider to be foreplay.

[...sigh...]

No easy answers for this one... but if anyone has any survival tactics (or better) to suggest, please consider adding them to the comments.

Perhaps Jaimie will visit, but if not, I'll send her this link.

The bottom line: can't she at least expect potential partners to spell her name correctly? Or is that being unreasonable?

3 comments:

alienvoord said...

I'm not so sure that Jaimie really likes language. I think that as Wishydig says, she's addicted to complaining about usage.

http://wishydig.blogspot.com/2007/07/language-sensitivity.html

Karen M said...

You may be right alienvoord. A certain nuanced tone was lacking... one I would have expected for this topic.

Anonymous Bosch said...

This is why romance and betrothal by mail went out of style in the 19th century. Then the internet happened.