Mark Twain: Remastered

Is it the porch, the cigar or the white suit that gives the impression of possible racism??? Or is it the unique combination of all 3???

Finally, publisher Newsouth Books is going to tackle a hot-button issue that I know has been on everybodies mind for years now…

They’ve decided to release a single volume of Mark Twain’s ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ & ‘Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, with all the n-words edited out.

The n-word will be replaced with ‘slave’, and the word ‘Injun’ will be removed.

For those wondering, Huck Finn was first published in 1885, Tom Sawyer in 1876. Newsouth Books is only slightly more behind the times than the Vatican. But not by much.

Ridiculous, huh. Mark Twain wasn’t racist! Honest! He had heaps of black friends, and they were totally cool if he used that word in front of them! Right?!

Sigh…

Can’t wait for a spate of classic literature to be re-released, free of potentially inflammatory language.

‘Catcher in the Rye’, minus the word ‘fuck’…

The ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, where no one ever throws a faggot on a blazing fire…

And of course that scene in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ where Elizabeth Bennet says that Mr. Darcy is the most disagreeable man she ever met, and he replies by calling her a c*^t…

Gone.

BPM

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