Comments: Mark Twain Must Be Spinning Like A Lathe

Because mention of pork and pork products is offensive to Muslims, references to pork should be changed to poultry references. Henceforth, Shakespeare's great tragic hero Hamlet will become Chicklet.

Posted by RNB at January 6, 2011 08:34 AM

Back in the 1990s, an official in the DC city government was forced to retire because he had the temerity to use the word niggling. Even though those to whom he was speaking had no idea what the word meant, they knew it sounded like a word a white person wasn't supposed to use.

Drip, drip, drip...speech codes, hate speech, censorship - where does it end.

Tarheel Repub Out!

Posted by Tarheel Repub at January 6, 2011 10:32 AM

I saw a Tom Sawyer movie on TV late last year. In the movie, Injun Joe falls to his death in a hole during a struggle with Tom over the treasure.

What?! This is not how Injun Joe died. He starved to death trapped in a cave that was sealed shut with an iron door after Tom and Becky almost lost their lives. Adulterating Mark Twain's stories is an outrage.

Posted by George at January 6, 2011 10:47 AM

This is just the efforts of a no-account literature professor trying to associate his own name with that of Mark Twain, without of course doing anything in the way of perspnal merit in literature. The good news is that the original works of Twain will still be available to anyone who cares to buy it, borrow it or download it.

Posted by Professor Hale at January 6, 2011 11:01 AM

Reminds me of the series of Dilbert cartoons where the company is creating a digital archive of the world's great artworks. The boss sees it as an opportunity to 'fix' them.

Posted by styrgwillidar at January 6, 2011 01:16 PM