Monday, May 21, 2012
How would Hemingway say it?
How would Ernest Hemingway say it?
"How would Hemingway describe it if it was going to rain the next day?"
This question was asked to Isaac Asimov by one of his editors when Asimov was still a very young man and was still an amateur.
In reply, Asimov came up with a very beautiful line which reflected nice use of adjectives, profoundness and a strong command over the language.
The editor said, wrong.
If it was going to rain the next day, Hemingway would say,
"It is going to rain tomorrow".