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4,000 Ways to Spell Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0168  Tuesday, 14 March 2006

From: 		Dale Lyles <
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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
 >to behold.

So what this means is that we could all have unique screen names and 
still be "Shakespeare" online?

Dale Lyles

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