Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wrath of the Mome

Sequel to "The Last Mimzy"? No. Or at least, I hope not. Just a reminder to the producers that when you screw around with Lewis Carroll's syntax and orthography, something might rise up and outgrabe you. It's an adjective, guys -- and it's spelled "mimsy."

And what happened to the rest of the line? At a time when literate, evocative movie titles like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" more than hold their own at the box office, does Hollywood really have to punch up and dumb down famous science fiction titles? Is the Pope Catholic? Do androids dream of electric sheep?

1 comment:

jimspice said...

One of the few definitions can be found here: http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-mim1.htm