WEBSTER WAS ‘SURPRISED’ WHEN HE HUGGED A CHAMBERMAID! (Post No.5631)

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Date: 6 November 2018

GMT Time uploaded in London – 6-12 am

Post No. 5631

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NOAH WEBSTER

AMERICAN LEXICOGRAPHER

ENGLISH SPELLING REFORMER

FATHER OF AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

WRITER

BORN ON- 16 OCTOBER 1758

DIED ON – 28 MAY 1843

He published the famous Webster Dictionary in 1806. He was the one who changed the spelling of English words to make it simpler and more meaningful (Eg.Colour= color). Americans follow only his spelling for English words ignoring Oxford dictionary etc.

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SURPRISED OR AMAZED?
It is related of Noah Webster that his wife, coming suddenly into the pantry one day, caught him in the act of embracing the chamber maid.
“Mr Webster, she said, I am surprised”.
The great lexicographer gazed upon her in mild reproof.

“No, my pet”, he replied,
“You are amazed. It is we who are surprised”.

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POOR SCHOLARSHIP!

Noah Webster once undertook to write out a letter for an illiterate servant. Before concluding, he asked,
“Is there anything else you would like to add?”
His serving man replied,

“Well, you might just ask him to excuse the poor scholarship and want of sense the letter shows.”
XXX SUBHAM XXX