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The U and Non-U debate continues in the pages of the TLS. The latest batch of comments centers on the proper salutation before having a drink. A letter takes issue with the Non-U status imposed on “Cheers” by Nancy Mitford, … Continue reading
The U and Non-U debate about social class distinctions that raged (if that’s the correct word) in the 1950s has resurfaced in the TLS. This appears in its N.B. column that is written by J. C. (believed to be James … Continue reading
Country Life magazine has published an article reviewing the “U and Non-U” speech controversy 60 years since it raged in the 1950s after it was publicized by Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, inter alia, in the collection of essays published … Continue reading
The Daily Telegraph has announced the death at the age of 96 of George Weidenfeld, who published Waugh’s Diaries and Letters. According to the Telegraph, Weidenfeld sometimes said that [Vladimir Nabokov’s] Lolita (1959, a “cautionary tale”) and [Mary McCarthy’s] The Group … Continue reading