the dissident frogman

11 years and 11 months ago

Bonnets, burkas and pajamas

Bonnets, burkas et pyjamas

And by the way a "pajama" is originally a Persian garment. I will not have this. I sleep naked like a true Spartan, and put some bloody clothes on when I write.

the dissident frogman

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Glad to let you know that I have a small piece up at Pajamas Media:

Sarkozy's Failures Hidden Under a Burka (not my title)

Controversies surrounding Muslims conveniently distract attention from the French president's unkept promises. (not my pitch)

But the article is—mostly—mine.

Why the caveats? Because I have had An Editor editing my numerous abuses of the English language prose, which never happens here, where you get the stuff raw and just have to chew on it as best as you can.

S/He/They did a good job though. Of course, as the author I felt like there were too many things edited out ("Oh not this! Hey why that? And that was funny, why why why not keep that?!") but then:

– I'm the guy who delivered a copy that was nearly 1/3rd longer than what they asked, and
– As the regular guests here know too well, I have a hard tendency to send the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level through the roof.

So even if that doesn't sound totally like me, that's cool by me.

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Bonnets, burkas et pyjamas

Content de vous informer que j'ai un "papier" en ligne chez Pajamas Media :

Sarkozy's Failures Hidden Under a Burka (pas mon titre)

Controversies surrounding Muslims conveniently distract attention from the French president's unkept promises. (pas mon pitch)

Mais l'article est—globalement—de moi.

Pourquoi ces avertissements ? Parce que j'ai bénéficié d'Un Éditeur pour éditer mes nombreuses atteintes à la langue anglaise ma prose, ce qui n'arrive jamais ici où vous vous prenez le truc tout crû et devez vous débrouiller de le mâchouiller tout seul.

Ils/Elles ont fait du bon boulot cela dit. Même si, en tant qu'auteur, j'ai tendance à penser qu'ils avaient trop dégraissé le truc ("Oh non, pas ça ! Et pourquoi ça ? Ben nan, ça c'était drôle, pourquoi pas le garder ?!") mais bon :

– Le type qui a livré un texte un bon tiers plus long que ce qui était demandé, c'est ma pomme, et
– Comme tous les habitués ici peuvent le confirmer, j'ai une certain tendance à exploser le Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level.

Alors bon, même si ça sonne pas totalement comme du moi, c'est cool pour moi.


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