Saturday, March 31, 2007

Books: Snicker-Snack!

A few days ago, my college English class read “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland. It's a great poem featuring an adventure story about a young hero, a "beamish boy" whose father is overjoyed because he has "slain the jabberwock" with his "vorpal blade" that went "snicker-snack."

"O frabjous day!" the father chortles. "Callooh, callay!!"

Read the poem at this link, if you never have; it's a treat. I told my students I hoped they had read Alice when they were younger.

“Oh, no!” they laughed. “We saw the movie.”

Oh, dear.

Will books become obsolete in some near future technological age?

See the very funny video at this linked site, Girl Talk. You will see a likely (?!) scenario.

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