October 26, 2004

Bierce Of The Day

I found today’s entry from Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right particularly amusing:

Moneyed for Wealthy. “The moneyed men of New York.” One might as sensibly say, “The cattled men of Texas,” or, “The lobstered men of the fish market.”

I have now posted more than half of the book on my Bierce page. Three more days will finish the Ms, and by the end of the year there will be only a few Ps to go, plus Q through W. The last word is ‘would-be’: were there really no solecisms in Bierce’s time that began with X, Y, or Z, or did he lose interest near the end?

Posted by Michael Hendry at October 26, 2004 10:24 AM