An almost right word is still the wrong word

...different words. One that many people are familiar with; the other, not so much.The conversation reminded me of that Mark Twain adage:"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning...

Yamma Brown pens book about Godfather of Soul

...Publisher announced Wednesday it has acquired Hijuelos' Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise, based on the friendship between Mark Twain and the explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Grand Central will also publish Hijuelos' Another Spaniard in the Works...

Mark Twain Prize goes to SNL's founder

...nation's top comedy honors Monday, the 2004 Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center. Cast members...Rolling Stones. Previous winners of the Mark Twain Prize include Richard Pryor, Bob Newhart...reproduction of an 1884 bust of satirist Mark Twain.

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Cosby ready to accept Mark Twain humor prize

...other top entertainers will line up to honor him with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. It's a prize Mr. Cosby...them flat out no because I will not be used, nor will Mark Twain be used, in that way," he told The Associated Press...

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Creator of 'Saturday Night Live' gets Mark Twain prize for humor

...be awarded one of America's top comedy prizes. The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded annually by the John...and The Rolling Stones. The previous winners of the Mark Twain prize are Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner...

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Mr. Mark Twain Still (LEXINGTON, S.C.)

LEXINGTON, S.C. - Services for Mark Twain Still, 35, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2004 at the Folk Funeral Home Chapel in Williston with burial...

Historic homes join others in financial peril

HARTFORD, Conn. --- Mark Twain, Edith Wharton and other boldfaced names among the dead have something...a great opportunity to expand and to better preserve and spread Mark Twain's legacy, but in retrospect, it did overreach," Mr. Nichols...

'Huck Finn' censorship is an outrage

...American history, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. I am a lover of books, and I have recently read The...of the N-word and F-bombs. Shouldn't we leave Mark Twain's book alone? Or should we change the book to where...

Westminster prepares for play competition

...Westminster Schools' production of Mark Twain's The Diary of Adam and Eve, Jenny...the play from several short stories Mark Twain wrote in his later years and by no...Ms. Carter said. "I feel like Mark Twain is such a clever writer who's also...

Richmond County keeping original 'Huck Finn'

...Michelle Olivares has no choice when she discusses Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with her students...one of his manuscripts without Twain's permission."Mark Twain threatened to go down there ... and kill him if he...

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