Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Phair lady

Went to see My Fair Lady (Australian Opera) last night. Much as remembered, but the query emerges: of what was Henry Higgins a Professor, and where? He lives in London, so the University of London must be his employer, but he never seems to do any professing - he can take six months off without a qualm. Were there any professors of linguistics at the time? Henry Sweet, the assumed model, never got to be a professor anywhere.

1 comment:

plmokn said...

Was Shaw inclined to worry about that sort of thing?