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From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, March 24, 2003, 12:19
Tristan scripsit:

> Those things? You hardly hear 'em... Well, in Australia at least. I was > reading an article from an online US paper, and Bush was called 'Mr > Bush'.
That's normal style (except in the first reference) for _The New York Times_ and papers that copy it. This occasionally leads to absurd results, as in the obituary for Elvis Presley (written by Molly Ivins), where after the first reference he was "Mr. Presley" throughout. Even more bizarre is the fate of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, who becomes "Mr. Dogg". -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_