[Ads-l] Authorship correction: "Up with Which I Will Not Put"

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Mon Jun 28 13:22:39 EDT 2021

Hi, Mignon.

Well, this is embarrassing. It seems I completely ignored the author 
information on the Quote Investigator website, and of the names of TWO 
excellent and prolific quotation researchers, I gave you the WRONG one. 
Ben Zimmer brought this to my attention on the American Dialect Society 
mailing list:

    You may want to correct the record, Neal -- Quote Investigator is
    the site of Garson O'Toole, not Fred Shapiro. --bgz

And Fred Shapiro corroborated:

    Yes, Neal, much as I would love to be the author of the magnificent
    Quote Investigator website -- which I consider to be the single
    greatest website of any kind on the World Wide Web -- that honor
    belongs to Garson O'Toole. My forthcoming book, The New Yale Book of
    Quotations, benefits greatly from discoveries made by Garson, and he
    appears as the foremost thankee in the front matter as well as being
    credited in many of the entries.

    Fred Shapiro

I apologize, to you and Garson alike, for the careless mistake.


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