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Tag Archives: BBC

LILLIBULERO’S HISTORICAL NICHES

LILY IS my granddaughter, though I call her Lillibulero, after a traditional English ballad with a 350-year heritage. Lillibulero is said to have sung a king out of three kingdoms. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

U OR NON-U, REDUX

IT USED be so simple. Beginning with October 14, 1066, one was either Norman or non-Norman. Up until recently (two days ago), it was U or non-U, the “U” standing … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

HOLMES OUT OF TIME

GIVEN THAT Sherlock Holmes is timeless, it’s no wonder that he and his colleague Dr. John H. Watson now and then appear anachronistically. Here are several of my favorites, decidedly … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments