Dissent Of The Day
A reader writes:
I have to disagree with that Gary Lutz Poseur Alert.
"The Poseur Alert is awarded for passages of prose that stand out for pretension, vanity and really bad writing designed to look like profundity."
This selection meets none of those criteria... well maybe a little pretentious, but expounding on the mutability of words by context is by definition a bit of that. Still: I didn't think it was bad writing. My mind followed the paragraph through without gasping for breath or stumbling. It was coherent. It wasn't bad writing designed to look like profundity, because (at least I think) it was actually sound writing (with sound reasoning) that was indeed profound. And, just to say: I've no idea who Gary Lutz is.