We can safely predict that no review of Les Misérables will be as entertaining a read as today’s hilarious mock debate on Vulture between staffers Kyle Buchanan and Amanda Dobbins. Apparently, he kicked off the website’s house-style preference for the abbreviation Les Miz while she, despite being in the clear Vulture minority, continues to steadfastly cling to Les Mis.
Their back-and-forth transcribed conversation is good for a half-dozen memorable zingers. Here for example is Buchanan’s retort to Dobbins’ observation that Universal Pictures has the URL lesmiz.com redirecting readers straight to lesmis.com:
“But just look at those URLs! Which is more fun to read, and more pleasing to the eye? It certainly is not “Lesmis,” which sounds like a short-lived sapphic club founded at Radcliffe College in the late fifties.”