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Last Laugh! was Re: Reporter Name

Carl Moore (cmoore@ARL.ARMY.MIL)
Mon, 7 Mar 2005 14:04:07 EST

A 2-year-old item, but wasn't Truman's daughter called Margaret?

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From: John David Galt <>
Subject: Last Laugh! was Re: Reporter Name
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:05:42 -0800
Organization: Diogenes the Cynic Hot-Tubbing Society


>> Her middle initial is "8"? Or is that some kind of typo?


>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: It is obviously some kind of typo, but
>> that is how it arrive here from Monty Solomon. I didn't insert it
>> here. It I had caught it I would have deleted the '8'. PAT]

> Nope. That is, in fact, her name.

What is "8." short for?

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: 'Eight' is short for 'eighteen', her
real name, although no one calls her that. Actually, the 'typo' in the
original message was in putting a 'period' behind the 8, which is her
'full name'. The newspapers make that mistake now and then when writing
about former president 'Harry S Truman'. His middle name, in fact, was
merely the initial /S/ and there shouldn't be a period after a complete
name. There were many conjectures over the years about what the 'S' stood
for in his name. His wife Bess and his daughter Margaruite both confirmed
it meant nothing at all. Just 'S'. PAT]

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