H.L. Mencken (1880-1958) was a scholar, journalist, and author, known for many works including The American Language and his satirical reporting on the Scopes “Monkey Trial” (a term he coined). Â Some of his views, especially on race, are downright reprehensible (though much more common in his day). Â NeverthelessÂ his gift with the English language remains indisputable to this day.
Monday Meme #38 — Always a Way Out