September 24, 2003

Killian Kill

Another blog assignment for class. Scroll down. I am sorry that this is becoming a usual thing, but hey, I gotta do homework.

Killian's chapter reminds me of some bittersweet high school writing days.

His references to word switching really struck a chord with me. I can't tell you how many times I have sat at the editing desk at my high school newspaper and have wanted to scream at the top of my lungs at the injustice of word misuse.

One staff member used "it's" for "its" everywhere. Then he got completely ticked off at me when I sent it back to him.

Others used words like seizure for censure to sound "smart" but have no concept of how stupid misusing a word can really be.

I read Julie Young's blog concerning the homework reading, and she noted the bias toward Anglo-Saxon words. I agree with her stance that writing should be a compilation of words from every nationality. It enhances the experience of connecting to people from all around the world, from different backgrounds.

Killian's stance is against the grain from every ideal we have been learning at Seton Hill--sticking to one language, one tradition, rather than experiencing all, and implementing their influences in our own writings.

How very conformist of him.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at September 24, 2003 12:01 PM
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