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Re: punctuated abbreviations // was english spelling reform

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, October 21, 2002, 0:51
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> You know that this citation fits perfectly the current political situatio= > n in > the Netherlands?! :)) And the name "Mencken" could be a Dutch name (I ask= > ed my > friend, but although he does know a "Mencken", he's not sure it's this on= > e).
No, indeed. Henry Louis Mencken was of German extraction, but born in Baltimore in 1890. He was a journalist, essayist, lexicographer (his book _The American Language_ is still a classic), and critic. He was also a Professional Curmudgeon, one of the first on these shores, I believe. -- John Cowan "In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand." --Gerald Holton