[Ads-l] P. S. on "Chas"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 1 01:55:49 UTC 2015


> On May 31, 2015, at 9:46 PM, Geoff Nathan <an6993 at WAYNE.EDU> wrote:
> 
> The older among us probably remember Charles (Chaz) Hockett. I never actually saw it written, but those of his generation (Al Gleason, for example) referred to him that way, and the one time I met him I'm pretty sure that was how he was introduced. 
> 
> Geoff 

Well, I do remember that he wasn't Chuck.  Fillmore, on the other hand, *was* Chuck, although eventually began objecting to being so; he was never Chas.  If I were a Charles, I'd have maybe gone with Charlie, but too late now.


LH

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