Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Under the Tuscan Sun

Currently reading "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes by way of preparatory research for our imminent Puglian purchase. She referred to her daughter's upcoming visit. Now American English has contributed many fine words to world English but "upcoming" is, I am afraid, not one of them. I find it an ugly word and how could a poet (as she is described on the cover) use it? What is wrong with 'imminent', 'forthcoming', 'impending', 'approaching' or even no adjective at all?

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