What about “classy fantasy”?

When I wrote my second-to-last post, a link to an article popped up under my box of text telling me to consider including it.  This is that article:

Children need classics not fantasy says Joanna Trollope.

I’ve heard this sort of concern before, from my boss, who said that most people, if they read at all (for leisure), read at about a 5th grade level.

I say, why not?  It’s entertaining!  So what’s the issue?  Let’s examine this…

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Putting the Accent on the Accent

“It’s levi-o-sa, not levi-o-sar!”

That’s what the closed captioning said, when I checked because I didn’t think Hermione Granger had said two different words.

“Dora the Explorer” rhymes…

if you’re a Kennedy.

Lara Craft was one of the original name ideas for Lara Croft.

They ditched it, according to the bonus material on the 2001 movie, because it sounded terrible when Americans pronounced it (Law-ra vs. Lah-rah), though it sounded perfect in a British accent.

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