THE IMPACT OF GRAFTON EVEREST
THE IMPACT OF GRAFTON EVEREST , MOVING FORWARDS (SIC)
As avid MWD readers will be aware, last December this august (sic) publication issued its very own 2015 Summer Reading List for Nancy’s (Male) Co-owner. It was inspired by the awesomely pretentious 2015 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister prepared by the awesomely pretentious Dr John Daley (for a doctor he is) of the taxpayer subsidised Grattan Institute in Melbourne.
In what turned out to be a remarkably successful reading list, Hendo went for the (previously) little known How To Be Liked By Others (Liquori Publications, 1960) by Fr Harry H.W. Wade and Going Out Backwards: A Grafton Everest Adventure (Hybrid Publications, 2015) by author Ross Fitzgerald and comedian Ian McFadyen.
Gerard Henderson reviewed the sixth (and so far final) Grafton Everest novel in The Sydney Papers Online, February 2016 , see here. There he pointed out to the habit of Dr Everest (for a comic doctor he is) to use the term “looking forwards in preference to the grammatically correct “looking forward.
Guess what? It seems that Everestspeak is taking over. On the ABC News 24 yesterday afternoon, presenter Kumi Taguchi referred to someone or other “looking forwards [sic] to something or other. Professor Grafton Everest, take a bow with your plural.
GERARD HENDERSONÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S MEDIA WATCH DOG
ISSUE NO. 306
4 March 2016