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Wed 25 Nov 1992

Misc: History of English, Humor

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  1. Robert Thiel, History of English texts:info & thanks
  2. "Bruce E. Nevin", human chain

Message 1: History of English texts:info & thanks

Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1992 14:14:17 History of English texts:info & thanks
From: Robert Thiel <thielrumoncton.ca>
Subject: History of English texts:info & thanks

Thanks to all those who responded to my request re new textbooks for a
course I'll be giving in History of English Language. I had several
requests from other members asking that I post the results.

The three texts mentioned the most are those by

History of Eng Lang, Baugh & Cable, Prentice-Hall
Origins & Development of Eng Lang, Harcourt Brace
Biography of Eng Lang, Millward, Holt Reinhardt

The majority seemed to favor Millward's text.

Robert Thiel Internet: thielrumoncton.ca
Universite de Moncton
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Message 2: human chain

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 92 11:48:54 EShuman chain
From: "Bruce E. Nevin" <bnevinccb.bbn.com>
Subject: human chain

A bit of humor. The following from yesterday's Boston Sunday
Globe struck my funnybone:

 Much was removed from the castle by a human chain
 of staff, soldiers and Prince Andrew . . .

My perverse imagination labors in vain to come up with a
plausible way that the Prince could have been dispersed and
distributed along the chain as the members of "staff" and
"soldiers" were, hence the humor.

 Bruce Nevin
 bnbbn.com
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