Wow, so you’ve heard all the buzz about deleting the “n” word and replacing it with the word “slave” in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, right?
I loathe getting into debates, so I won’t share my opinion…ok-i-will! I think we have to be really careful about changing things, especially classics. Mark Twain wrote this novel in a tough political environment. He used the term on purpose. Furthermore, if it’s this easy to alter something from our past, what’s stopping us from adapting “Newspeak” and going all “1984” and “Big Brother?”
In the spirit of Flake-out Friday, I pose to you:
If we really are thinking about altering Mark Twain’s text, why not consider the following version instead?
Alrighty, whaddya think?