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William Safire Mentions Rowling - Without Insults

Posted by: Melissa
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.'"

Thanks Gina!

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