My relationship with Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm reaches far back into my childhood.
I grew up with Grimm's fairy tales. I even saw a theater production of 'Tom Thumb' during Advent at the State Theater in Danzig, which my mother took me to see.
In general, I agree with Jacob Grimm and feel that we ought to permit changes and uncontrolled growth in language. Even though that also allows potentially threatening new words to develop, language needs the chance to constantly renew itself.
I loved fairy tales when I was a kid.
Grimm. The grimmer the better. I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect, I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic.
In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales.
I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales.