When I was a kid, “Frankenstein” meant the monster… Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy were all the popular monsters and nobody thought anything else about it. But one day, some pedant came along and pointed out that “Frankenstein” was Dr. Victor Frankenstein and suddenly everyone had to change their way of speaking about it.
It’s just a bit of silly fantasy. If I want to call the monster “Frankenstein,” I will! And all the pedants can just shut up about it.
August 09, 2014