Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 22:24:55 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: VETERANS DAY SPECIAL: World War Barry unearthed the following: >This is from the San Francisco Chronicle, 2 December 1919, pg. 20, >cols. 6-7: >NAMING THE WAR >As a name for the war which began in the August of 1914 and ended in the >November of 1918, the one formally adopted by our War Department--"The World >War"--is not a bad one. It is as good, perhaps, as any of the two or three >others that have been suggested, and more than possibly none better will be >found. Yet it is not a name to excite instant and enthusiastic acceptance >and its fate with the people of the world could not be prophesied with any >safety. Funny--I always thought they called it "World War I"... Larry