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Bug#478654: fortunes: Mark Twain almost certainly did not write A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling

tags 478654 pending

Thank you for your bug report.

Attribution of this quote seemes quite disupted. Several sources claim Mark
Twain's fatherood, others lean towards a different author. Further, looks like
Twain did present lectures on the topic of spelling reform (see: 

Waiting for a document stating with no doubts who wrote this quote, I adopted
a conservative approach:

--- fortune-mod-1.99.1.orig/datfiles/education
+++ fortune-mod-1.99.1/datfiles/education
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ brightly lit corner.
 A pencil with no point needs no eraser.
         A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling
-                         by Mark Twain
+                   attributed to Mark Twain

        For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped
 to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer

I have pushed this patch on the git repo, it will be uploaded soon.

Andrea Colangelo                     |   http://andreacolangelo.com
Ubuntu Developer  <www.ubuntu.com>   |   Debian Maintainer  <www.debian.org>

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