Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 17:12:26 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Allen Walker Read

Allen Walker Read, ultimate authority on the lexicon of American English and

much else, former secretary and president of ADS, recently turned 90. Here is

a recent message about him from Richard Bailey of the U of Michigan. (For a

history of AWR and ADS, along with AWR's prize-winning short story, see the

May 1993 newsletter of the American Dialect Society, pages 5-10.)