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 The police led us to the place where Eric and Dylan shot themselves.

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PostSubject: The police led us to the place where Eric and Dylan shot themselves.   The police led us to the place where Eric and Dylan shot themselves. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm

I’m just going through A Mother’s Reckoning.

I’ve never read through the book in its entirety, and am currently rectifying this.

However, I noticed that throughout the book (so far, i’m part way through the second half of the book) - Sue refers to the two of them as ‘Dylan and Eric’. Understandable of course, she was Dylan’s mother but for whatever reason, I (and most of us) usually refer to the two of them as ‘Eric and Dylan’.

The one time I have picked up on so far where she herself refers to them as ‘Eric and Dylan’ was in the passage she writes about when she went into the library to see where they died.

I stand to be corrected here and she possibly does refer to them on numerous occasions as ‘Eric and Dylan’ and I just didn’t pick up on it - but since that chapter, it’s always been ‘Dylan and Eric’.

Any thoughts on why this might be? Just an inconsistency error perhaps? I dunno. Like I say, maybe she has referred to them the other way round - I haven’t gone back through to check but it was putting me off my reading thinking about it.
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I think it's just an inconsistency, nothing more.

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I'm not quite sure why almost everyone does say Eric and Dylan. scratch

For me it just seems to roll off the tongue better, so that's the way I say it.
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ShadowedGoddess wrote:
I'm not quite sure why almost everyone does say Eric and Dylan. scratch  

For me it just seems to roll off the tongue better, so that's the way I say it.

It's always been Eric and Dylan for me. I often assumed because people were going for "leader and follower" Eric first, Dylan second.

It could have been a slip up or it may have very well have been her thinking of the library as this place where Eric forced her child to commit horrible acts and she had to reverse the names?
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ShadowedGoddess wrote:
I'm not quite sure why almost everyone does say Eric and Dylan. scratch  

For me it just seems to roll off the tongue better, so that's the way I say it.
Same reason for me, no actual deep reasoning, just Eric and Dylan sounds better than Dylan and Eric to me, I suspect thats the majority of the reason for most people.
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Maybe people say Eric and Dylan because Eric was older.
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