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=
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,
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