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April 5th, 2005 - ldhenson — LiveJournal
ldhenson
For years I've had the theory that you can actually track the propagation of certain grammatical oddities throughout a fandom. I'm not talking widespread things like the "lay/lie" mixup (which happens even to news anchors these days, she says, sobbing hysterically), but rather specific typos and such that sometimes show up more commonly in one fandom and not another, as writing styles get picked up and repeated throughout a particular fandom.

S&H zines in the mid 90's, for example, very often spelled "breathe" as "breath."

Reading an assortment of M7 as I've been doing for the past few days, I've noticed a few that I haven't noticed with the same sort of regularity in other fandoms I've read. One is the tendency to use "passed" instead of "past," as in "he walked passed the painting on the wall." The other is the swapping of the words "weary" and "wary."

Interesting...

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Yeah. Sheesh. I'm right back into M7 fandom.

Good golly, this fandom has a lot of AUs. Not just people writing individual one-shot AUs, but established, shared universes. The ATF universe, which served as my second wind when my interest in M7 started to fade back in 1999, remains inexplicably attractive to this day.
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