Inner Prescriptivism

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sun Dec 4 22:44:10 UTC 2005

Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>   I may have once known why the name of Tom Swift, the boys' adventure hero
> of the early 20th C., should have returned to the Marketplace of Ideas in the
> mid-60's, but, if so, I can no longer remember.

Possibly because of the appearance of the Tom Swift Jr. series, written 1954-
1971. (I devoured those books in my youth, but have never seen any of the
original Tom Swift books.)

Jim Parish

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