[Ads-l] Robert Hartwell Fiske/Vocabula Review

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 4 11:25:55 UTC 2016


Ah yes, Mr. Fiske.  I remember him well.  

"Robert Hartwell Fiske was an unknown soldier in *that most glorious and hopeless of wars*, that against the ignorant and abusive use of language."

Well, one out of two ain't bad.

LH

> On May 4, 2016, at 11:16 AM, Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM> wrote:
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> Robert Hartwell Fiske, the unpleasantly prescriptive word writer, publisher of the Vocabula Review, and a sometime contributor to ADS-L, has died:
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> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.wsj.com_articles_death-2Dof-2Da-2Dword-2Dman-2D1462313666&d=AwIBAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=OVWT2xrbip24d4HThKvnuk7-j-C77ISQFUGFOPPd8wU&s=6LXZTv_Q-YUVED-qKXpM2jrE-jyRoSOYJYBm4B8PL6I&e= 
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> Jesse Sheidlower
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