Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

SIREN.GIF 'Paris Review' Reneges On Language!

!"After n+1 snuck through three more runs in the third, we knew we had to respond," writes Christopher Cox on The Paris Review's blog, in an account of that publication's recent loss to all the sporty young men of n+1 on the softball field. *HISSES* *THROWS FIT* For this transgression of English I HOLD THE ENTIRE MASTHEAD ACCOUNTABLE, but must single out (ha, sports pun, sorry!) new editor Lorin Stein and managing editor Caitlin Roper. You're dead to us now.

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Mike Riggs (#3,658)

Choire : Snuck :: Speedo : Top hats

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Snucky, or Versayce? (psst, thanks for the SIREN.GIF! dimebag!)

Uh, that's not a sports pun. (but I may be missing something)

Mike Riggs (#3,658)

"Single" and "out" are both baseball words, no?

Maybe I do not understand how a pun "works," or what a pun "is."

Maybe it was just a play on words? (Is that a sports "pun"?)

I thought "sport" was the pun.

And I think I was mixing up puns and metaphors. Apologies to all.


SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

E.B. White would have expected them to be more ept.

BeRightBack (#59)

Yes, when talking about n+1, the proper past tense verb is really "simpered."

Legs Battaglia (#2,484)

I do not know Lorin Stein, but I met him on the street once with a friend from college who is a family friend of his. And after we walked away, I told my friend that I thought he was cute, and she told me that I wasn't good enough for him. It took me a while, but I am no longer friends with that person. That exchange also had the effect of searing Lorin Stein's name into my brain.

Multiphasic (#411)

Eh, I play for Sixpoint, so basically we neither sneaked nor snuck our runs, we mostly just thundered about crashing into shit and scoring until we were given two Advil and a White Castle crave case.

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