Wednesday, April 25, 2018

E. Simms Campbell: That Awful Moment of Truth

In this full page cartoon by E. Simms Campbell, our subject, quite a substantial figure himself, here faces a triple threat, a rival with no fewer than three names followed by three formidable honorifics: Doctor of Medicine, Victoria Cross, and Member of Parliament.


"My wife!  And the Right Honorable Percy Gilcannon Cleep, M.D., V.C., M.P.!"
E. Simms Campbell
Esquire, February 1937, page 179

Note:  We are now in the home stretch of our survey of the work of E. Simms Campbell (1906-1971). Readers with access to original Campbell art or to rarely-seen published cartoons may submit high-resolution scans or photographs to the blog for inclusion in a future post.

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Despite almost seven years of almost daily online subversion, I have been unable to get the word bloggery into any print dictionary. The word, which I was not the first to coin but was the first to overuse, is listed only in the online Urban Dictionary where it was defined in 2006 as a sort of blog blather. Even worse, to the OED it is a non-word. I therefore urge careful writers to use the noble new word bloggery whenever appropriate, particularly in print, and to forward any and all citations to those stodgy lexicographers at the OED.


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