Friday, 4 May 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (5)


Welcome to another Follow Friday! Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkeeand Alison Can Read where you can meet new bloggers and gain more followers! The fun part of it is the random questions! Here we go!


Q. What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?


Well I have a few favourites, but since I am picking one that I would actually tell them something, it would be Stephenie Meyer. While it is the Twilight saga that sucked me into the vampire world and to be honest, several weeks before I even heard of the series, I was saying how strange my friend was for reading vampire books.... I was wrong! 
Anyways down to the question, I would actually ask her why she capitalized the word "dumpster" throughout the books. I remember the chapter where Bella was hanging around the dumpster, throwing out the leaflets and the entire time I thought is dumpster a new place in the US? To this day, I can not get it out of my head... was there a reason it was "Dumpster" and not "dumpster".... or was it an error on behalf of the proofreader?
I have been told it is now a US brand, hence the capital.... in Australia it is just a generic term though, not a brand. 


p. 98: "Do you mind throwing these flyers in the Dumpster?' " Mrs. Newton.

p. 98: "The Dumpster was around the side of Newton's..."

p. 291: "...fire fighters were called to the scene of a burning trash Dumpster..."

7 comments:

  1. I love your question! I'd like to ask Stephenie Meyer if she ever plans to finish Midnight Sun. I'd love to read all of the books from Edward's perspective.

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    1. Ah brilliant question! Why didnt I think of that. It really would be fantastic to read the rest of Midnight Sun, and then the other books too! I had the same thought while I was reading the books.
      Thanks for sharing :D

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  2. LOL. That's hilarious. I'm not a Twilight fan but that is one of the best questions I've seen.

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    1. Haha thanks. I dont know why it bugs me so much, but it's just what I want answered :P

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  3. I agree with Lee I would like to know if she's ever coming out with Midnight Sun!

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    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

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    1. Me too! I think she has already been asked numerous times if she will.. I wonder if we start a campaign for her to finish it, if she would... or would that just make her not want to do it even more.... lol

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  4. "Dumpster" is actually the brand name of those trash bins. It is one of those words, like Kleenex or Laundromat or Thermos, that has become a general term for something, and not just a company name. They are called "proprietary eponyms." I guess the writer was just being exact with her grammar.

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