What's the source of this quote?
March 10, 2010 9:14 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for the source of this remembered anecdote I heard about 30 years ago: A famous letter was to the editor of the Times of London read, in its entirety: "This morning while shaving, I broke 100. What's par?" This apparently released a flood of responses. The letter was published much longer ago, I'd guess, and it might not have been the Times, either — perhaps it was in the journal Notes & Queries
. Search at Times or Notes & Queries fails to find it, however. It was in Britain, in any case.
posted by beagle to media & arts (1 answer total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
(I previously posted the anecdote as a comment here
. My request is prompted by a MeFi mail inquiry as to the original source.)