[Dixielandjazz] Re: Spelling for Don Stuart

Charlie Hooks charliehooks at earthlink.net
Mon May 19 23:48:08 PDT 2003

on 5/19/03 5:33 PM, Bill Haesler at bhaesler at nsw.bigpond.net.au wrote:

I have known Don (and his mother, late father and brothers) since he was
high to a grasshopper and it has always been Stewart to me.

   Well, it all depends, doesn't it, on what one wants to convey:  servant
status comes along with Steward, or Stewart, as the spelling may be.
Stuart, on the other hand, is the spelling of Kings made manifest to the
world when Elizabeth I died and James Stuart VI of Scotland inherited the
throne as James Stuart the First of England, doing a slow progress lasting
several years [!] down into London, commissioning (among other things) a new
translation of the Bible which, appearing in 1611, became known to all ages
as the "King James (Stuart) version," and appears for excellent reasons to
be permanently enshrined in pulpits all over the world, no matter what
silly-assed mod-mod translations may have appeared in any given year.

   Had I a choice, "Stuart" is clearly the one.

Charlie, the curmudgeon  

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