Apr 13, 2009

Not bound by spellings

Freakonomics has a post where the authors try to trace the origins of popular quotations. One of the quotes was:

“It is indeed a dull man who can think of but one way to spell a word.”

The Yale Book of Quotations notes that this is frequently attributed to Mark Twain, but the earliest occurrence found in research for the YBQ was in Marshall Brown’s “Wit and Humor” (1880): “A man must be a great fool who can’t spell a word more than one way.”

This auto rickshaw owner and a SanjooBaba fan is just super-cool.