Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Setting type before the Linotype
- On 2 Aug 2008, at 11:13 PM, Gerald Lange wrote:
> Hi againIndeed.
> 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:Peter Fraterdeus
>> 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.
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