[Ads-l] Batson D. Belfry and Batson D. Sealing, was Re: [ADS-L] batshit

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 12 07:37:30 EST 2016


Cf. the long-ago Sokol Hoax.

The "fake news" phenomenon makes such stunts no longer funny. (Though they
used to be!)

JL


On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 6:17 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Speaking of Batson D. Belfry (from the Shoe strip), in 1990 an American
> Egyptologist using the name Batson D. Sealing submitted an article to the
> British periodical Discussions in Egyptology. The article claimed to
> reproduce from an old New Orleans periodical a text in an unknown language.
> It was a fake periodical issue, but imitated an issue of a real one. The
> text was in Demotic, which the new article misleadingly translated. It was
> actually a (modern) translation into Demotic of parts of the Coptic Gospel
> of Thomas. It was set in type for publication and was written up in The
> Financial Times as a great discovery before being recognized as a hoax the
> next week, and is listed in WorldCat (below). There have been many fake mss
> offered lately.
>
>
> Stephen Goranson
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> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson<http://people.duke.edu/~goranso>
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> Three unrecognized Demotic texts / <http://people.duke.edu/~goranso>
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> Batson D Sealing;  R S Walker
>
> 1990
> English [Article]  Article 12 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
> [Oxford : Discussions in Egyptology,
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> bad=error/badsearch.html> ; Fragmentary inscriptions in an unknown script
> from a private collection.Publication:[Oxford : Discussions in
> Egyptology,Year:1990Description:12 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.In:Forthcoming in
> Discussions in Egyptology. -- v. 19 (1991)Language:EnglishSUBJECT(S)
> Descriptor:Manuscripts, Egyptian (Papyri, Demotic)<http://firstsearch.
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> records.html:bad=error/badsearch.html> Note(s):With: Fragmentary
> inscriptions in an unknown script from a private collection / R.S. Walker,
> p. 31-34, reprinted from Proceedings of the New Orleans Academy of
> Sciences, supplement. -- (November, 1874 to June 1875). [New Orleans : The
> Academy, 1875]/ Includes bibliographical references.Responsibility:by
> Batson D. SealingDocument Type:ArticleEntry:19991012Update:20090709Accession
> No:OCLC: 80836866Database:WorldCat
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> ________________________________
> From: American Dialect Society <...> on behalf of Jonathan Lighter <...>
> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 5:57 AM
> To: ...
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] batshit
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> > The comic-strip character, Batson D. Belfry.
>
> Whoa! You got me there!
>
> Details?
>
> JL
>   [....]
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