[LMB] Penric's Travels cover sneak peek

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 18:07:40 BST 2019


One thing that REALLY bugs me is "Artemis Fowl."  The boy's named for a
goddess.  Later on in the books, we're given some authorial handwaving to
explain this, but honest to Pete, would it have been THAT hard to name the
kid "Artemas" or "Artemus?"

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 10:15 AM WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com>
wrote:

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> > On Sep 22, 2019, at 5:55 PM, Pat Mathews <MATHEWS55 at msn.com> wrote:
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> > There are a few paired gendered names like that. I nearly gagged when
> one favorite author, who apparently hadn't done his homework, included
> among his characters a Catholic priest (male!) named "Frances." The
> masculine of which is “Francis."
>
> Mayhap the priest’s parents didn’t know or perhaps care about the
> distinction? Or he was named after an ancestor so clept.
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>> A unix salesperson, Lenore
> Loved her job, but loved the beach more.
> She devised such a way
> to combine work and play:
> She sells C-shells by the seashore.
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