Monday, January 26, 2009

sheesh

Um, according to an article (that contains a lot of iffy grammar, by the way--I think they should be embarrassed) in the School Library Journal Online, when librarians at the ALA conference heard that Neil Gaiman's twitter post read “F---!!!! I won the F---ING NEWBERY THIS IS SO F---ING AWESOME. I thank you", "some librarians were already expressing disappointment, saying such language was inappropriate".

...maybe they ARE out of touch.

Hmm. Some of the grammar in the article has already been corrected in the five minutes since I first read it. I mean, that's good, but... weird. Also makes it harder for me to be snippy. Am glad I didn't mention the bad grammar in my already-snippy comment about the first line (about the Newbery finally ending its "slump").

ETA: link. The article has been edited a few times already from when I posted, which is... interesting.

6 comments:

mamster said...

Link?

Wendy Burton said...

Linked. I should really link things, since it annoys me when other people don't...

LaurieA-B said...

Since the entire article is based on unsourced, speculative, unprovable comments, there is no way to know if ANY librarian expressed disappointment in Gaiman's comments. I will charitably assume that the authors of the article made it up.

(Also, the only possible response is, "Well, at least he didn't say SCROTUM!")

Nina Lindsay said...

It was the reporter who was out of touch. Most of us were thrilled and laughing at Gaiman's profane response.

Wendy Burton said...

Then I have a much better hook for the writer:

"Countering the long-held stereotype of librarians as stuffy, glasses-wearing old maids, attendees appeared 'thrilled' with Gaiman's 'unconventional' response."

See how good I am at insulting people for no reason within a supposed news article? I think I have a real future in reporting YA/kids-literature news.

Monica Edinger said...

I noticed the editing too. Interesting.