Fred Shapiro and the Serenity Prayer

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 11 15:19:57 UTC 2008

At 10:09 AM -0500 7/11/08, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:
>    Could you perhaps enlighten us as to what details (or major
>points) the Times got wrong?  Btw, it's interesting that the
>Serenity Prayer is stirring up so much non-serenity.

Remember, it's not only about the serenity to accept what they can't
change.  Presumably they've all been granted the courage to change
the things they can, and hopefully the wisdom to know the difference.


>Original message to ads-l from Fred Shapiro, Fri 7/11/2008 6:21 AM
>Thanks, Ben.  The Times got some things wrong in the story, but,
>given the complexity of the material, that was inevitable.
>Fred Shapiro
>From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
>Benjamin Zimmer [bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU]
>Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 1:28 AM
>Subject: Fred Shapiro and the Serenity Prayer
>Our own Fred Shapiro recognized for his quote-sleuthing skills...
>--Ben Zimmer
>The American Dialect Society -

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