It's Jon, not John

Michael Quinion TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Tue Dec 24 09:27:32 UTC 2002

> >John Lighter, in the _Random House Historical Dictionary of
> Should be Jon (for Jonathan).

Who was it who said that our good deeds are soon forgotten but that
our errors follow us for ever? It might, now I think about it, have
been me. I made that mistake in the newsletter, but corrected it on
the Web page at <>. While
I am confessing my sins, on two other occasions I spelt Dr Lighter's
first name as "Jonathon", for which the most slender finger of blame
must be pointed at Jonathon Green's parents ...

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
E-mail: <TheEditor at>
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