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10026Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Setting type before the Linotype

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  • Peter Fraterdeus
    Aug 3, 2008
      On 2 Aug 2008, at 11:13 PM, Gerald Lange wrote:

      > Hi again
      > Just have to say this re the Garlic thing. Johnson's dictionary
      > standardized the English language. Period.

      And with definitions that only an English speaker could love ;-)

      In the most positive sense, really!

      Johnson's lovely one-liners were more about standardizing spelling
      than about encyclopedic reference. But there's a great and subtle wit
      to them which makes this dictionary a great read, even at three points!



      >> Johnson being famous for definitions such as:
      >> Garlic, n. a well known plant

      > Joseph Moxon, writing one hundred years prior the first book on
      > printing, and who is quite difficult to read, is on record for
      > pleading for just such a thing. Samuel Johnson rules. Garlic or no.
      > Gerald

      Peter Fraterdeus
      Exquisite Letterpress

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