Friday May 14th

3rd hour went to John Sargeaunt. He spoke of surnames and I learnt, which amused and interested me, that Ming-ees = Menzies, Bred-doll-ban = Breadalbane, and the other ones I knew before. This was a propos of the pronunciation of Cromwell which John Sargeaunt said was of course ‘Crummell’, and that when the statue was unveiled outside Westminster Hall only Lord Rosebery and one other distinguished man called him by the right pronunciation…

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