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".
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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[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]vmi.edu
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