Re: Liddell

From: Kevin W. Woodruff (
Date: Tue Oct 29 1996 - 11:51:30 EST

Some anonymous wag once wrote in my copy of LS:

Two men wrote a lexicon, Liddell and Scott;
Some parts were clever, but some parts were not.
Hear, all ye learned, and read me this riddle,
How the wrong part wrote Scottt, and the right part wrote Liddell

At 09:36 AM 10/29/96 -600, you wrote:
>Regarding the pronunciation of Liddell -- my recollection of every one I
>knew (and know) at Oxford who referred to LSJ was that Liddell was indeed
>pronounced LIDdell (as in little). Moreover, they often recited a
>LIDdell ditty about the original pair of lexicographers that went:
> Said Liddell to Scott,
> "That's the lot!"
>Jeffrey Gibson

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