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On 10/26/05, João Ricardo de Mendonça <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> On 10/26/05, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On 10/26/05, João Ricardo de Mendonça <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > I can't recall ever hearing about an American called Washington
> >
> > Washington Irving?
> >
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> Sorry, never heard of him.


Not too surprising for a non-USAnian, I suppose. :) He was an Early American
(late 18th/early 19th centuries) author. He wrote poetry, essays,
biographies, and all sorts of other things, but is best known today for two
works of fiction: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (from which comes the
character of the Headless Horseman and the 1999 theatrical adaptation
starring Johnny Depp), and Rip Van Winkle (the story of a man who falls
asleep and wakes up decades later - a sort of smaller-scale precursor to
Buck Rogers).


Thanks for the information on the surnames.


De nada, senhor.

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