Inner Prescriptivism

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Dec 4 21:32:26 UTC 2005

For the historical record, I heard that one in NYC in 1964-65. At that time, though, Ernest was not dead.


Michael McKernan <mckernan at LOCALNET.COM> wrote:
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Dennis R. Preston wrote

>the discovery of a closet preference for dead
>white European male authors

Can't help but be reminded of the infamous 'Tom Swiftie' which ends:

'....said Tom, only half in dead Earnest.'

Michael McKernan

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