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By H. L. Mencken

A call number of H.L. Mencken's formerly out-of-print writings.
Edited and annotated via H.L.M., this can be a choice from his out-of-print writings. they arrive quite often from books—the six of the PREJUDICES sequence, A booklet OF BURLESQUES, IN protection of girls, NOTES ON DEMOCRACY, creating a PRESIDENT, A publication OF CALUMNY, TREATISE ON correct AND WRONG—but there also are journal and newspaper items that by no means received among covers (from the yank Mercury, the clever Set, and the Baltimore night sunlight) and a few notes that have been by no means formerly released at all.
Readers will locate edification and enjoyment in his estimates of quite a few Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. these musically vulnerable will get pleasure from his items on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there's fabric for 100 controversies in his decisions on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.
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E. queries whose equivalents in the query language go beyond what non-expert users of query languages use and may go beyond what is taught in query language courses. People suspect errors in the system rather than in the data or in their handling of it. Typing errors are overlooked, missing data are not believed until repeated questions bring confirmation. This finding may be specific to systems that 'admit' that they cannot handle everything, because with other systems it could be observed that even the most glaring misinterpretations went undetected by users (a form of ELIZA-effect).

This would not be true in case of 4 and 5: 4. Welche Klasse ist am gro£ten? 5. 2 A borderline case for explanation is exemplified by the pair 6 and 7, where explanation is possible, but successful adaptation is unlikely (so better cover both): 6. Wer verdient mehr als 500 DM 7. Wer verdient mehr als Pau1 3 Again, while it is relatively easy to think of individual examples for consistency or inconsistency, or to enumerate problems encountered, there is no way to be sure that one has thought of all possible inconsistencies and one is left for the time being with systematic accumulation and the hope that the ragged edges of present systems will be rounded out in time.

Welche Klasse ist am gro£ten? 3. l The difference between 1 and 2 on the one hand and 3 on the other is not equally obvious to all beginning users, but it can be successfully explained. This would not be true in case of 4 and 5: 4. Welche Klasse ist am gro£ten? 5. 2 A borderline case for explanation is exemplified by the pair 6 and 7, where explanation is possible, but successful adaptation is unlikely (so better cover both): 6. Wer verdient mehr als 500 DM 7. Wer verdient mehr als Pau1 3 Again, while it is relatively easy to think of individual examples for consistency or inconsistency, or to enumerate problems encountered, there is no way to be sure that one has thought of all possible inconsistencies and one is left for the time being with systematic accumulation and the hope that the ragged edges of present systems will be rounded out in time.

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