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Re: Yes, I'm back

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 23:27
James Landau scripsit:

> OK, I admit I have never heard of Dennis the Little before. (BTW, is "Dennis > the Little" an official nickname (kind of like the nicknames assigned to the > kings and queens, e.g. Charles the Fat), or is this translation of his name > basically a joke?)
Well, his name was Dionysius Exiguus, or Dennis the Short/Slim/Little. We presume that was a nickname rather than something inherited. -- John Cowan "If he has seen farther than others, it is because he is standing on a stack of dwarves." --Mike Champion, describing Tim Berners-Lee (adapted)


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