Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Timothy Dexter

"Lord" Timothy Dexter (January 22, 1748 – October 26, 1806),
Timmy was one strange bird.

At the age of 50 he decided to write a book about himself - A Pickle for the Knowing Ones or Plain Truth in a Homespun Dress. He wrote about himself and complained about politicians, clergy and his wife. The book contained 8,847 words and 33,864 letters, but absolutely no punctuation, and capital letters were sprinkled about at random. At first he handed his book out for free, but it rapidly became popular and ran into eight editions in total. When people complained that it was hard to read, for the second edition he added an extra page - 13 lines of punctuation marks - asking readers to "peper and solt it as they plese".

Just thought you would want to know.....



  1. Awesome story i ThinK I will write like thAt

  2. Hmmm wonder if that would work for me...of course I'd have to write about something in order to give it away...but how great that he had to do three editions things that make you say hmmmmm