… another Hollywood movie based on a European source, a movie in which characters speak in Britishisms. Yesterday it was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, where reference is apparently made to a coffee. Today it’s Steven Spielberg’s animated Tintin, in which (again according to Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer), Haddock says:
I’ll not be doubted by some pip-squeak tuft of ginger and his irritating dog.
And speaking of which, WordPress provides a running list of the most common search terms that led people to this blog, and I have just been taking a look at it. By my informal count, the winner was various combinations of ginger, including ginger person, ginger prejudice and ginger commits suicide.
Now for some end-of-the-year fun. In the poll below, the other top ten searches are listed in random order. Your task is to choose the top three. I will report the correct order in a couple of days. If anyone attests to me that you got all three right, I will mail you, as my special holiday present, a copy of my book The Sound on the Page: Style and Voice in Writing.
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Well, Haddock was supposed to british in the original books. To have have him utter an americansim would hardly be authentic now, would it?