Of course I wind up pushing the envelope once again.
I’ve joined Sony’s new Words Move Me site.
But the first literary quote I put in flagged the bluenoses!
The quote was this:
I disliked them all immediately, sitting around acting clever and superior. They nullified each other. The worst thing for a writer is to know another writer, and worse than that, to know a number of other writers. Like flies on the same turd.
— Women by Charles Bukowski
This is how it appears on Sony’s site:
Now I ask you, which is worse? The word “turd” or making people think the actual word was “shit”?
Nevertheless, I went on to add nineteen snippets to the site:
I’m mikecane there.
What I like about the site is the crawl of quotes on the main page:
One other person has begun to add quotes too after I did.
It will be interesting to see if Sony leaves the Bukowski quote looking so damaged or if they’ll realize that “turd” is better than what people can imagine in their own filthy minds.