Is this a blogger which I see before me? (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog)
The other day I read a kid’s version of Macbeth to my son (age 7). It’s William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (retold by Bruce Coville / pictures by Gary Kelley).
A couple nights later, instead of the science-fiction paperback we’ve been ploughing through for weeks, my son asked for Macbeth again. It uses excerpts from the Shakespearean dialogue, woven together with modern-language narrative, making the story easily followed.
Anyway, I was tired, and thinking about the introduction to weblogs class that I needed to prepare for the next morning, so that when Macbeth says, “Is this a dagger which I see before me?” I stumbled over a word and changed the quotation.
My son laughed his head off, and made me promise to blog it.
I do the same thing whenever I try to talk about the game “Grand Theft Auto.” I say “Grand Text Auto” instead. (When I said that in front of two bloggers at the Serious Games summit last year, they laughed and pointed and said, “So you do it, too?”)