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    Eminem

    Hi there,
    Could you, please, help me?
    What kind of disease is 'Eminem' ?
    I have looked it up on the internet but can't find it anywhere.
    It was written in my book like that:
    Who said 'Eminem' is the biggest danger to young Americans since polio?
    I've found information about polio but for 'Eminem' all I can find is a rapper and his songs.

    Thank you very much in advance

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    Re: Eminem

    'Eminem' is not a disease.

    The writer's opinion is that the rapper's influence on young Americans is a great danger to them.

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    Re: Eminem

    Going all the way back to ancient Greece, we have records of people accusing popular music of corrupting young minds.

    I'm sure it goes back farther than that, and I'm sure it will never end.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Eminem

    Comparing a very nasty disease to the potentially corrupting influence of a style of music seems to me to be a poor choice of comparison material.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Eminem

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Comparing a very nasty disease to the potentially corrupting influence of a style of music seems to me to be a poor choice of comparison material.
    Unless it's polkas.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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