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Ron Swanson or Tom Sawyer: Who Said It?

Deepali Agarwal

Staff Writer

Deepali Agarwal has a Master’s in literary linguistics, which means that every person she’s ever known has, at some point, asked her to ‘edit a thing’ for them-- ‘just see if it reads okay?’ She doesn’t mind, because she believes that the world can be fixed one oxford comma at a time. Deepali lives in Delhi, the capital of India, where cows are sacred, but authors and poets exist and write brilliant things. She works as an editor with OUP India’s School ELT division, where she moves apostrophes, looks up pictures of cats, and talks about children’s books for eight hours. The rest of her day is spent reading, thinking about Parks and Recreation, and wondering if there exist jobs for English majors that pay more than peanuts. Twitter: @DeepaliAgarwal_

Rioter Rachel Smalter Hall recently spread the joyful news of Nick Offerman being the voice of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. We don’t quite know what it is that makes it such a magical fit, but we love it. Maybe it’s the image of Offerman as Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec that makes it so perfect? Obviously, I had to do some research and find out. Guess who said the following: Ron Swanson or Tom Sawyer?





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