Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 13:53:07 -0400

From: Alan Baragona baragonasa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VAX.VMI.EDU

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


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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


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