[Ads-l] Bogus Lincoln quote? (UNCLASSIFIED)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 10 12:08:07 UTC 2015

The QI website now has an entry for the quotation attributed to
Lincoln that was discussed by Bill Mullins:

People Who Like This Sort of Thing Will Find This the Sort of Thing They Like

Bill is acknowledged. Feedback welcome. Thanks,

On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 12:53 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US)
<william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------
> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       "Mullins, Bill CIV (US)" <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL>
> Subject:      Re: Bogus Lincoln quote? (UNCLASSIFIED)
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> A few years ago, I ran across this in a review:
> "As President Lincoln said after witnessing a seance that his
> wife had convinced him to attend, "It's the kind of thing
> you'll like if you like that kind of thing." "
> I think I was able to trace it back to the 1870s, and it may=20
> have been attributed to Lincoln, but I couldn't find it in=20
> his name while he was alive.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list