Thursday, July 12, 2012

"city of broad shoulders"?

Friday, June 8, 2012 3:00 PM

Chicago PM Friday 8 June 2012

Mara Shalhoup, Editor, Chicago Reader

Ms Shalhoup:

The Friday 8 June Reader article starting: "In 1952, the New Yorker ran the three part article..." refers to Chicago as "the city of broad shoulders...." As you probably have been reminded by third-graders,  that designation is only used by dummys who have   never read the great American writer Carl Sandburg, who called it "City of the Big shoulders."  This is especially egregious in a publication that has Chicago in its name.  But then in the next paragraph you do quote Sandburg:  "...City of the Big Shoulders."

That's just weird.

Arnold H Nelson

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