Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Moustache: Accept No Substitutes

The twenty-second post in a recurring segment on moustaches.

Today's moustache:
Mark Twain

This week, reports came out that a new publication of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer will be replacing the "n-word" with the word "slave" so as to not offend readers.

Making this change is controversial! Mark Twain wrote that:
"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter." 
 Mark Twain did everything with precise intent... especially growing that mustache. It would be criminal to censor his mustache just because of envy. The revision offends the eyes: brace yourself!
In the 1950s, all facial hair was censored from historical record
Even Mark Twain's name was precisely chosen since he was born "Samuel Langhorne Clemens". His works are variably restricted in high schools where the "n-word" dominates the controversy. In the other high schools, students feign offense in order to excuse themselves from reading quizzes.

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