Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 13:53:07 -0400 From: Alan Baragona Subject: Re: dumb nitpick, I'm really sorry ;-)\ At 01:32 PM 7/28/97 -0500, Mark Mandel wrote: >In seeking the origin of the aphorism "Less is more", Duane Campbell and >Alan Baragona mentioned [Ludwig Mies] Van Der Rohe. Confusingly, >"Mies" is part of his surname, so he's properly referred to as "Mies Van >Der Rohe", not "Van Der Rohe". > >-- Dr. Whom: Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, > Orthoepist, and Philological Busybody > [a.k.a.] > Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 > 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : > Personal home page: > Not such a dumb nitpick. I get annoyed when people refer to Gabriel Garcia Marquez as "Marquez" instead of "Garcia Marquez." Thanks for the correction. Alan Baragona alan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] You know, years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be . . ."--she always called me 'Elwood'--"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me. Elwood P. Dowd