Two classic American riddles (1854)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 5 11:20:03 UTC 2005

On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> Fred Shapiro should include a few riddles in his book of quotations...

I generally have not responded to Barry's comments on the scope of my
quotation dictionary, but just so people don't develop wild expectations
about the book let me state that it is primarily a book of quotations and
that it will not include 1,000,000 items, which would be about the size
required to encompass all the things Barry seemingly thinks it should

I hope that this clarification does not discourage Barry from posting his
wonderful findings regarding proverbs, sayings, slogans, jokes, nursery
rhymes, etc., as some of these are extremely useful for my book.  I just
want to make sure that people understand the necessary limitations of my
or any reference work.

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
Associate Librarian for Collections and     YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
  Access and Lecturer in Legal Research     Yale University Press,
Yale Law School                             forthcoming
e-mail: fred.shapiro at     

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