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Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen
Posted by Tony Augarde on December 31, 2009, 11:41 am, in reply to "Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen"
The proverb "There's no accounting for tastes" ("De gustibus non est disputandum") has been around for a long time. The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs dates it in English back to 1794 (or even 1599) and of course it is even earlier in Latin. The ODP explains its meaning as "It is impossible to explain why different people like different things".
A good example of this truth can be found on the BBC's Jazz Message Board, where there has recently been a hotly-argued dispute about Bing Crosby's credentials as a jazz singer. As John Quinn's posting suggests, subjectivity plays an inevitable part in any review, however objective one strives to be - and however knowledgeable one is.
One man's fish is another man's poisson.
- Reviews by Johan Van Veen - richard lester December 29, 2009, 9:52 am
- Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen - Martin Walker December 29, 2009, 11:29 am
- Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen - John Quinn December 30, 2009, 12:58 pm
- Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen - richard lester December 30, 2009, 3:40 pm
- Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen - Stevevasta December 31, 2009, 12:33 pm
- Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen - Brian Reinhart December 31, 2009, 5:48 pm
- Re: Reviews by Johan Van Veen - Don Satz January 2, 2010, 7:35 am
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