Posted by chemist on July 18, 2005, at 0:36:56 [reposted on July 22, 2005, at 14:23:31 | original URL]
In reply to Re: People it is, then..., posted by so on July 18, 2005, at 0:11:06
> > So, the subtle humour interjected in your post would be a greater hit if M. Chevalier was in fact honoured with the proper spelling of his name - and hence a wider audience might catch the leap from Henri Le Chatelier to Maurice Chevalier, inclusive of the nod to show biz...many thanks on behalf of your loyal fans!...and as always, all the best, chemist
> It seems I corrected your original spelling of Henri Louis Le Chatelier by adding the space after "Le" and first of two "e's" that belong in the proper spelling of the name, as well as using the full name as many style guides require on a first reference, but later degraded my spelling, probably by mentally associating it with the more familiar and like-sounding French term "chevrolet".
*** you forgot the caret - ^ - to be placed above the ``a'', i.e., Le Ch\^atelier - and the expression includes principle, not ``priniple.''
finally, the word ``chevrolet'' is a town in kentucky, a brand-name from general motors, and otherwise is not actually a word or term in French or English: vous vous trompez...\`a bient\^ot, chimiste***
> I also likely deviated from fact by calling his Principle "centuries old". More accurately, he first published expressions of the priniple some 12 decades ago.