156 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 76 PART 1 JANUARY 2018
Disney and our personal favourite (wait for it … ) Spready Mercury. After
the voting ploughed on for some time, a late bloomer suddenly emerged
and shot to the top of the poll: Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip
Machiney. Not surprisingly, that last one ended up being the name of one
of the machines. The other name chosen was David Plowie. No doubt the
streets of Doncaster will now be safe when the weather ch-ch-ch-changes!
Surfing will be among the sports at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Tajdin I. Mitha, a self-employed international legal consultant with ongoing
legal assignments in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Kazakhstan and
the Kyrgyz Republic, was reappointed to the Employment and Assistance
Appeal Board for a term ending October 31, 2019.
Peter F. Buxton, Q.C., was reappointed as a member of the Fraser Patient
Care Quality Review Board for a term ending October 15, 2019.
Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is an “Official Supplier” for the PyeongChang Organizing
Committee in the “Legal Services” category. It is one of the largest law
firms in South Korea.
When pondering Richard Olson’s article “The Comma: Hook, Line and
Thinker” (2017) 75 Advocate 839 we came across this plaque that hangs in
On this site on August 5, 1968, authors JACK KEROUAC
(1922–1969) and WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS (1914–1997) came to
blows over a disagreement regarding the Oxford comma. The
event is memorialized in Kerouac’s ‘Doctor Sax’ and the incident
report filed by the Lowell Police Department. According to eyewitnesses,
Burroughs corrected the spelling and grammar of the
police report before passing out. That report is now in the permanent
collection of the Morgan Center.
Photos of the plaque have been making the rounds on the Internet. While
delightful, the sorry tale is, sadly, not true. The plaque is a faux historical
marker, part of a marketing creation to promote a commercial venture
involving the conversion of industrial space into a hive of new businesses
and galleries. In fact, Burroughs had never been to Massachusetts, Dr. Sax
was published nine years before the supposed incident, and we just put an
Oxford comma in this sentence while you weren’t paying attention.