Big F-word Breakthrough...

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 21 20:56:52 UTC 2007

On 7/16/07, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
>   I'm pleased to report first, that Jesse's minions at OED Central have
> looked into the report and, second, have found the citation to be almost
> perfectly accurate - as I'm sure we all hoped. The only qualifications to
> Thomas Sullivan's printed version is that the quote appears in National
> Archives Record Group 125 rather than "45" as Sullivan indicated. Sullivan
> also normalized the capitalization practice of the stenographer.

"125" -> "45" could have been a misreading of a number scribbled in haste
and without looking.

m a m

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