Friday, 11 July 2014

Writing - So popular characters enter the language

I was interested to see that J K Rowling accused some of the statements made by politicians in favour of Scottish devolution as Death Eaterish. What a hit it would be if you created a character and it became commonly used in your home language!

For the uninitiated,

The Death Eaters are a group of wizards described as "pure-blood" supremacists led by the evil Lord Voldemort, Potter's arch-enemy. They are contemptuous of "half-bloods" and human "muggles".

The amusing aspect being that one of these Scottish devolutionists replied to Ms Rowling that the use of the 'D-word' was as low as you could get in the Potter fandom. I believe that responding to J K's comment is adding voracity to her case.

The corollary to all this is that perhaps in the future someone will use the adjective 'Steelian' to describe an acceptable level of justice, or retribution taken by a wronged victim of crime. For a full explanation please buy 'Castled' at £2.44 for Kindle or £5.99 in paperback.

On VG today.

God Bless