Thursday, July 07, 2005

Gregory of Nazianzus and Yoda












I've finally gotten back to my thesis, and having spent some time on holidays and not working on it, I am seeing that my syntax can be, well, idiosyncratic.

I wonder if I have been watching too much Star Wars. Some of my sentences sound a little too much like Yoda, if he were to write about Gregory of Nazianzus. For example, in my stilted prose: "It is important to note that referring to oppositional images as they are presented rhetorically Gregory is." Compare this to Yoda's ESL: "When nine-hundred years old you reach, look so good you will not."

The similarity scares me. Somebody should hide my Star Wars DVD's.

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