"“As much as we try, we can never truly create nonsense,” Maria Tatar, a Harvard professor specializing in folklore and children’s literature, said, disagreeing somewhat with Pinkwater’s nihilism. “Even Chomsky’s ‘Colorless green ideas sleep furiously’ has meaning. Colorless becomes gray. Green is about ecology. Suddenly you have poetry, in a way.”"

Sounds like a dare. Funny piece about children's literature, as revised by a bunch of bureaucrats, from Ben McGrath The New Yorker.

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