eggcorn?: mamby-pamby (1823)

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Tue Mar 27 17:21:30 UTC 2007

Mark A. Mandel wrote:
> Wouldn't you prefer "Jack" to "Clive"?

I expressed no opinion concerning his name-change; I merely reported
the (rather amusing) story as I knew it.

> He was "Jack" to his friends,
> including Tolkien and the other Inklings
> (

Doesn't that follow from what I wrote? "He never thereafter

Jim Parish

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