[Ads-l] Reality Winner

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sun Jun 11 11:24:06 EDT 2017

On 6/11/2017 9:55 AM, Joel Berson wrote:
> Her middle name is not infrequently omitted in newspaper reports.  Raw Google hits: Included: 533,000.  Excluded:  845,000.  I have to believe writers take pleasure in calling her just "Reality Winner."

An entertaining hypothesis, but how often do writers include or exclude 
the middle names of other people? My guess would be that Ms. Winner's 
middle name is *included* unusually often.

Jim Parish

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