Monday, January 17, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Knight and Squire #4
BAD THING: The main plot of this issue is surprisingly standard stuff, given how unique this book has been so far. The old "hero must fight his own weapons" issue.
GOOD THING: Cornell still manages to give us some nice twists with this issue, such as the revelation that The Knight's butler is a Texan named Hank.
(Okay - he says in the notes at the end of the book that he was trying to write a generic American Southerner in parody of how Americans are usually portrayed in British television. But that "ya'll" is distinctly Texan. I'm just saying.)
The Final Verdict: A fairly standard comic plot but Cornell manages to make it interesting, though this issue lacks some of the quirky humor of the first three issues.
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... most of the south says ya'll. :P But I'll let you have him be Texan. After all.. he's got a bolo tie on and maybe there's some hank hill influence.ReplyDelete
Actually, the ya'll is distinctly Texan, where there's now vowel on the second syllable. :)ReplyDelete
Most of the American south tends to say it as one word - yawl. The Texan version is much harsher and guttural - ya'll.