Friday, February 26, 2016

A Boy Named Sue, er, Evelyn

TIME Magazine names male author Evelyn Waugh on female most-read list   

Hat tip to Art Scott

7 comments:

Daniel Stumpf said...

JEEEEEEZE!

TIME Magazine no less!!

Deb said...

Best comment: "When Evelyn Waugh is trending on twitter in 2016, you know somebody did something stupid."

/There wasn't a single person involved in the production of this list who didn't know enough to say, "Errr, guys..."

//And upon what list do Georges Sand and George Elliott appear?

Bill Crider said...

They'd be in the Jeopardy! category "By George!"

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Seriously? Geez, Louise. Henry Luce is spinning in his grave.

Don Coffin said...

He (she?) was a Brit, and everyone knows about them, right?

Bud said...

Don't be too hard on Time. Waugh's first wife was named Evelyn. Their friends kept track between them by naming him "He-Evelyn" and her "She-Evelyn" 8-)

Deb said...

I just remembered (SPOILER ALERT) that the denouement of Agatha Christie's MRS. McGINTY'S DEAD (aka, BLOOD WILL TELL) involves the search for a character named Evelyn and the gender expectations of that name.