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 Post subject: Josh Billings quotes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2002 10:44 am 
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I've just gotten curious about the wise sayings of Josh Billings. There are quite a few on The Quotations Page, but Poor Man's College attributes Billings' wisdom to Henry Wheeler Shaw. And there's a good reason: Shaw and "Josh Billings" are one and the same man. Don't you think quote sites should list both names in their attributions?

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I didn't know Josh Billings was a pseudonym.

We try to list authors by their best known name (Mark Twain rather than Samuel L. Clemens, Cary Grant rather than Archibald Leach, Voltaire rather than Francois Marie Arouet, and so on).

I'm working on adding an "alternate name" or "real name" field so that both will be in there. I'll add Billings to the list...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 8:39 am 
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I fixed all of the listings for Josh to use "Josh Billings". Also, his real name is now listed on the biography page.

http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Josh_Billings/

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