Kudos and Corrections from Susan

Kudos and Corrections from Susan

I am currently reading “Dragon Harper” and I applaud your continuing to produce more books on Pern following in your mother’s footsteps. You are doing a great job in developing new stories in line with the former novels.

However, I am appalled at the usage of the word “butt” in it. I can’t believe it got past your editor or that they let it slide. “Bottom”, “behind”, “buttock” “backside” or even “gluteus maximus” would have been the proper wording. “Butt” is uncouth and low class!

Dear Susan,

According to Dictionary.com, butt means:”the end or extremity of anything, especially the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a bottom, base, support, or handle, as of a log, fishing rod, or pistol.

I’m sorry that the use of the word appalls you. I never even for a moment considered that someone would find its use objectionable.  I’m afraid that you are in a minority in your view that the use of this word is offensive.

I’m glad that you otherwise enjoy what I’m doing.



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