"Simplified Spelling"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Apr 22 16:26:18 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> Mea culpa.  In my source it looks like a small cap I, and I did not
> recite as I copyedited.  The last two lines should of course be:
> my hart with that harts in akord
>     my mind and thare minds r as 1

Thus demonstrating that Don Marquis anticipated Prince ("I Would Die 4
U", "When 2 R In Love") by about 70 years.

--Ben Zimmer

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