Overnegation of the week

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Daniel J. Wakin, "Met Reverses Itself on Reviews Ban by Opera News", NYT 5/22/2012:

The Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday backed away from its decision to bar reviews of its productions in Opera News, its affiliated magazine and the leading opera publication in the country.

The Met said an “outpouring of reaction” from opera fans on the Internet caused it to change course a day after The New York Times reported that Met officials and the publishers of Opera News had decided to stop reviewing Met shows.

“I think I made a mistake,” said Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager. “The Metropolitan Opera only exists with the good will of the public. Clearly the public would miss Opera News not being able to review the Met, and we are responding to that,” he added, referring to a “groundswell of disappointment.”

Some previous "miss not" posts:

"Hypernegative 'miss not' in Hemingway", 10/8/2011
"Miss not", 2/3/2011
"Negation, over- and under-", 12/21/2005
"Rumsfeld overnegates Powell, Powell uses 'fulsome' correctly", 11/16/2004

[Tip of the hat to Molly Diesing]

1 Comment

  1. The Ridger said,

    May 23, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    It is amazing. I read that article (since I subscribe to Opera News) and read right past that.

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