William Safire Mentions Rowling - Without InsultsBooks
November 03, 2003, 02:48 PM
William Safire, author of the NYT column "On Language," who usually pummels Rowling's writing, has mentioned her use of "frog-march", with no sign of condescension (if you don't count his insistence her books are solely for children):
The author of the Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling, who used the colorful verb in one of her books for children, gave her understanding of the compound to a questioner on the ''Today'' show: ''That's when two people stand [on] either side of a third person and they force them to walk along. It's like you're under arrest.'"