[Ads-l] Quote: All wars are planned by older men / In council rooms apart

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 3 03:33:40 UTC 2020

The QI article has been updated with the addition of an 1866 Herman
Melville citation thanks to JL.
It may take a few hours before the updated article propagates.


On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 2:04 PM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Way back in July 2011 Jonathan Lighter shared with list members a
> valuable 1921 citation for an anti-war poem by sports journalist
> Grantland Rice.
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2011-July/110693.html
> JL's citation revealed the date of the first appearance of the poem.
> It also provided evidence that the original version used the word
> "older" in the first stanza and not "old". Now the QI website has an
> entry on the topic:
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2020/02/02/wars/
> Feedback welcome
> Garson

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