Society Mavens

Mark Mandel Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 9 17:06:49 UTC 2009

Cupertino for misspelling of "matron", such as "matren"?

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM, George Thompson <george.thompson at>wrote:

> An exhibition at a local art museum includes an illustration of a dowager
> in a fancy dress sitting in an box at the opera.  She is described in the
> card by the picture and in the catalog of the exhibition -- which originated
> at the New-York Historical Society -- as a "society maven".

The American Dialect Society -

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