[PW] Drama Critic Motto: Leave no turn unstoned

Even Hartmann Flood even.flood at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 08:40:22 PST 2017

Off topic, but cannot resist:
Ogden Nash has a poem about disliking seabirds where he leaves no tern


On 3 December 2017 at 17:17, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>

> The Quote Investigator website now has an entry about the wordplay in
> the subject line which is often attributed to George Bernard Shaw.
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/12/02/unstoned/
> The earliest pertinent evidence I've found is a joke containing the
> phrase "they left no turn unstoned" in "The Daily Northwestern" of
> Oshkosh, Wisconsin on August 29, 1899 with an acknowledgment to the
> "Catholic Standard and Times". I haven't found a digital archive for
> the "Catholic Standard and Times".
> Chronicling America seems to say that University of Notre Dame in
> Indiana has it on microfilm, but searching would be difficult because
> the date above is simply an upper bound.
> https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn97016042/holdings/
> Reference works contain a 1950 citation for George Bernard Shaw and a
> 1946 citation for Arthur Wimperis. The QI article has 1914 citation
> for Wimperis but nothing earlier for Shaw.
> Feedback welcome
> Garson O'Toole
> QuoteInvestigator.com
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