Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 2 01:00:17 UTC 2008

Just wondering, about your sigfile quote:  Is this attributed to some
guy named Socrates who evidently lived a millennium or so (give or
take a century) after the eponymous philosopher, or is it an actual
but misdated quote?  Seems apocryphal, somehow.

Well, it is April Fool's still.


At 7:03 PM -0500 4/1/08, Paul wrote:
>If you're just going to be sensible, there goes all the fun!
>"Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority;
>they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of
>exercise;  they no longer rise when elders enter the room;  they
>contradict their parents, chatter before company;  gobble up their food
>and tyrannize their teachers."
>        Socrates 500 AD
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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