cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes fortunes2
des at des.no
Tue Jun 1 01:35:53 PDT 2004
Doug Barton <DougB at DougBarton.net> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > Wrong. His middle name is S because his parents wanted to honor both
> > his grandfathers (whose first names both began with S) without
> > favoring one over the other.
> I've also heard that this was the cover story that his handlers invented
> to explain why he added the "middle initial." Either way, if his middle
> name IS "S," then it's not an initial.
Aren't conspiracy theories great? But he already spelled his name
that way in 1919, as evidenced by his wedding invitations - unless
those are fabrications? The campaign posters from when he ran for
county judge in 1921 must also be fabrications.
> As the page you quoted says, it's done both ways (and was by Truman as
Nice way of twisting it to your advantage - what that page does say is
that journalists started writing it without a period in the 1960s, and
that the Chicago Manual of Style, the US Government Printing Office
Style Manual and others all agree that there should be a period.
Sounds pretty unanimous to me.
> (BTW, the Truman library has a vested interest in making sure that he
> continues to look statesmanlike, so I don't consider them a neutral
> source of information.) :)
They were probably the ones on the grassy knoll, as well. The
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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