hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Wed Apr 23 16:13:53 EDT 2003
> In Jone's case
I wince at this typo pre-emptively, lest any graduates or indeed freshmen of
the Pedantic College feel the need to wince on my behalf...
> "No, Tim Wynne-Jones and Diana Wynne Jones ..."
> "... are not married"
> "... are not related"
> "... are not shelved next to each other"
> Though they are both brilliant. Note the hyphen, for heaven's sake!
Not that hyphens are a sure guide: my own children's surnames (at least some
of them) are not hyphenated, though they are double-barrelled. Another is
double-barrelled (differently) AND hyphenated. My wife and I are neither of
the above, though our surnames are not the same.
Now, which man's father is my father's son?
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