Monday, February 9, 2009

Common Mistake

My dad, while telling me about a book he'd recently read, couldn't remember the novel's name. He assured me that I would be able to readily identify the book as he described the plot and characters. He then recalled, "It was written by Gene Wilder."

Throughout his summarizing, I grew more and more confused until I heard my mother in the background say, "You mean Jane Austen, dear."

Yes, Jane Austen was the author of Persuasion. Not Willy Wonka. But in truth, they are so similar, I'm surprised more people don't confuse them.

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