William Safire Mentions Rowling – Without Insults

115

Nov 03, 2003

Posted by Melissa Anelli
Uncategorized

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!





Write a Reply or Comment

Finding Hogwarts

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.