[LMB] Learned as title/style

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Wed May 12 01:05:11 BST 2021



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From: "A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold" 
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To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
Cc: "A. Marina Fournier" <saffronrose at me.com>
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Sent: 5/11/2021 7:41:51 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] Learned as title/style

>On May 11, 2021, at 4:17 PM, David Bowen <dmb0317 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>  On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 3:54 PM A. Marina Fournier asked:
>>>  One syllable or two?
>
>>  My dictionary says the verb is one syllable, the adjective two. The title would seem to be derived from the adjective, so two syllables for me. That was my feeling as well.
>
>One day, I was donating, or trying to give, blood at the local Stanford (University Hospital) blood center, and one of the phlebotomists had a winged cap. When he looked in my direction, I said, “Hail, and Wingèd Mercury, swift messenger of the Gods!”
>
>He said, “Finally, someone gets it!”.
>
>Marina Fournier
>--Lois-Bujold mailing list message sent to fishman at panix.com
I remember when all registered nurses wore winged caps as a badge of authority. As I remember the final rite of nursing school was being awarded the winged cap.

Harvey




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