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Thread #166098   Message #3991209
Posted By: GUEST
07-May-19 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
Sorry Jim.

"Saying you don't like them (ballads) is like saying "I like theatre, but I don't like Shakespeare" or "I like reading but I don't like Dickens"

It is perfectly valid to state that, despite being a fan of theatre, one doesn't not like the works of Shakespeare. It is perfectly valid to assert a dislike of Dickens despite being a reader.

This may come as a shock to you, but these are valid positions. You appear to subscribe to some sort of orthodoxy to the effect that S and D are 'great literature' and that appreciating them is the mark of a literate, cultured person. Not liking them may be a mark of the same qualities.