Disputatio:Georgius Bernardus Shavius
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- G.K. Chesterton wrote an essay referencing this Shaw (in English) called 'Ego et Shavius Meus'.  And 'Shavian' is supposed to derive from William Morris's discovery of the phrase 'sic Shavius, sed inepte' in some older Latin work.  —Myces Tiberinus 18:39, 27 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
An utterly pointless latinisation which unnecessarily hinders searches. Please move AND stick to the principle of leaving surnames as they are.188.8.131.52 22:30, 20 Ianuarii 2009 (UTC)
- I don't think it hinders searches: we have a redirect. But I am not sure whether a joke by G. K. Chesterton is acceptable as a source :) Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:53, 21 Ianuarii 2009 (UTC)
- Anonymous, the policy is to leave surnames as they are except when there's an attested Latin form. Chesterton and Morris may have been using Shavius jocularly, I suppose, but they incontrovertibly did use it.
- Andrew, if you're still not convinced... well "Shavian" is a fully established form, right? And recall our disagreement over Octavius Mirbeau ;)
- --Iustinus 07:16, 22 Ianuarii 2009 (UTC)