Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Dear Macleans

Dear Macleans,

Your weekly post-Katrina features by Joseph Boyden have been just great--fresh, compelling, heartfelt. (It's actually almost been enough to make up for the drivel that Maich fellow writes, and the return of that Amiel woman.) It's also quite understandable, given that Boyden has been living in New Orleans for a number of years, that he would have fallen out of touch with the everyday political lingo of his fellow Canadians. That's perfectly normal, and to be expected.

On the other hand, your magazine is still aimed at a Canadian audience, and a politically savvy one at that. The first mental images your average reader will inevitably get in response to phrases like "we're turned back by another MP," or worse, "an MP with an M-16 strapped to his chest," might therefore be just a little bit different from the ones Boyden intended. It might behoove you to realize this, and edit accordingly.


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