cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes fortunes2
DougB at DougBarton.net
Tue Jun 1 00:48:24 PDT 2004
Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> writes:
>> * Harry Truman had no actual middle name. The initial "S" was
>> added to his name to make him appear more statesmanlike. Therefore
>> it's not usually punctuated.
> 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.
> Truman himself wrote his name with a
> period, and so does the Truman library.
As the page you quoted says, it's done both ways (and was by Truman as
well). I don't care about this enough to argue about it, but it was
inconsistent before, and now it's consistent (at least in the two files
I updated). As long as it stays consistent, I won't object.
(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.) :)
If you're never wrong, you're not trying hard enough
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