Lewis bowing to political correctness

Roger Green read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe before it was published and suggested several minor but notable changes:

“Being rather more in touch with contemporary children, Gree was able to suggest a number of small alterations and improvements, ranging from the deletion of “Crikey!’ as a common exclamation among the young to the omission of bird’s-nesing from among the Pevense children’s occupations – Lewis being unaware of the revolution against ‘egg-collectors’ achieved by Arthur Ransome”

-Green, Hooper, C.S. Lewis: A Biography (taken from Gyler’s The Company They Keep, p. 210)

Well now, how nasty of young Lucy to go raiding poor defenseless bird nests and carting away their defenseless young as trophies.

As someone once said, “You can’t swing a dead cat around here without hitting some animal rights activist!”.

Just kidding. Oh well.