4,000 Ways to Spell Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0168 Tuesday, 14 March 2006
From: Dale Lyles <
Date: Monday, 13 Mar 2006 11:28:02 -0500
Subject: 17.0157 4,000 Ways to Spell Shakespeare
Comment: Re: SHK 17.0157 4,000 Ways to Spell Shakespeare
>While adopting the now-standard spelling himself, on the authority
>of "Mr. Howard Staunton, of Mr. Dyce, of Mr. Halliwell, of Mr.
>Collier, and of Messrs. Singer and Lloyd, as well as the editors of
>the Cambridge Shakespeare", Wise counts 37 ways to spell
>Shakespeare among legal and genealogical records (p.15). Perhaps
>the pamphlet was not long enough, for he then embarks on the most
>curious venture to list some 4,000 ways to spell Shakespeare
>"according to English orthography" (pp. 17-32). This is something
So what this means is that we could all have unique screen names and
still be "Shakespeare" online?
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