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From: William Edgerton or Laura Sanders <>
Subject: Re: De la Mare stray
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 01:20:26 -0500
DAVE DE BOURCIER wrote:
> Geoff wrote:
> >Spotted in Jersey Evening Post May 3 1904
> >DE LA MARE - Died Sunday July 19th at 106 Gosburton Road Wandworth Common
> >London, Norman Leslie, the dearly beloved son of Norman De la Mare and Maude
> >Longsteeth, his wife aged 15 months.
> Holy Mackerel, I thought this sort of thing happened only in the Orient. A
> record, surely ?
> The wife a was not exactly Long-In-The-Tooth, was she ?
I think that this is one of the classic cases of misunderstanding by not
putting punctuation where it belongs. I think it means that the son was
15 months. They did not exactly have good syntax.
Looking for VADENs in the CIs