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Thread #109916   Message #2301610
Posted By: gnomad
30-Mar-08 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Parris has made a study of bitchiness, see his book Scorn, With Extra Bile (A bucketful of discourtesy, disparagement, invective, ridicule, impudence, contumely, derision, hate, affront, disdain, bile, taunts, curses, and jibes) ISBN0-140-27780-3.

Given his interest in nastiness, and his having been a politician, can we really expect a pleasant or informed comment from him?

I didn't hear the Parris piece, but was not very impressed with the "Black Boy" programme itself, which seemed to be rather limited in its geographical scope, the possible explanations investigated, and indeed the depth of those investigations. Nice that they tried, but a shame it was such a feeble try.