Re: Widows

Subject: Re: Widows
From: DIGEST Bruce Byfield <byfield -at- DIRECT -dot- CA>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 11:49:43 +0800

To be completely irrelevant:

According to Jan Tschichold's "The Form of the Book," widows are
called "whore's children" in German, and orphans are "cobbler's
apprentices." Or, at least, that's what they were called a generation
ago. Anybody know if the terms are still used?
Bruce Byfield (byfield -at- direct -dot- ca) Technical Writing
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