Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fancy (a) nosh?

Genius.



Courtesy of this man.

1 comment:

triumphdaytona675 said...

I thought you might enjoy this. The letter was composed by Raymond Chandler to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly, Edward Weeks.

To Edward Weeks

... Would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split any infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of bar-room vernacular, that is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed but attentive. The method may not be perfect, but it is all I have. I think your proof-reader is kindly attempting to steady me on my feet, but much as I appreciate the solicitude, I am really able to steer a fairly clear course, provided I get both sidewalks and the street between.

Sam