"Lord Alfred" or "Alfred, Lord"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 16 23:06:17 UTC 2009

Well, they've done away with {Forename,] Cardinal [Surname]! What did you
expect?! Expect "Lord George G. Byron" any day, now.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>wrote:

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> Smiling my sardonic "what-did-you-expect?" smile, I used to correct
> students
> who infallibly referred to "Lord Alfred Tennyson."
> I'd still do it, although these days I can't muster even a sardonic smile.
> Google shows that "Alfred, Lord Tennyson,"
> outnumbers the other chap by nearly ten to one, at least in raw hits.
> But "Lord Alfred" is on the rise:
> 2009 Samantha Henig "Periscope" in _Newsweek_ (Jan. 12): Lord Alfred
> Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
> JL
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