Brown & Holland Shorthand News Volume 4

Brown & Holland Shorthand News Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...may well occupy the attention of the curious. Some years ago the omission of a comma in a letter in the London Times gave a horrible meaning to a sentence. The letter is on the American war, and the writer says: "The loss of life will hardly fall short of a quarter of a million, and how many more were better with the dead than doomed to crawl on the mutilated victims ol this great national crime." It should have been, "than doomed to crawl on, the mutilated victims of this great national crime." The following sentence appeared in a newspaper a short time ago: "The prisoner said the witness was a convicted thief." This statement nearly caused the proprietors of the newspaper some trouble, and yet the words were correct. When their attention was drawn to the matter, and proper punctuation supplied, the sentence had an exactly opposite meaning, Printing on this side ot the Atlantic was first done in Mexico, in 1536. The earliest American book extant is dated 1539. It 's a doctrine of faith of the Roman Catholic Church, entitled "Doctrina Christiana," and was printed in Mexico, in the Spanish language. Another book to be numbered among the oldest printed in America is a Mexican vocabulary, a dictionary of native Spanish and Mexican. It was printed in 1571. The Telephone In Mexico.--In his very pleasant account of ' A Trip to Mexico," Mr. J. Margati tells as follows how a telephone conversation is conducted in the polished gCastilian tongue: "The regular response from the central office to a telephone call is 'Mande usted, ' which is equivalent to ' At your command.' Then preliminaries are gone through something as follows: 'Good morning, senorita; how do you do?' 'Very well, I thank you; what service...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489357
  • 9781236489357