Andor vs. And/Or

February 1953: The Georgia House of Representatives voted to make "andor" a legal word and directed that it should henceforth be used in place of the phrase "and/or." The House defined "andor" to mean, "either, or, both, and, and or or, and and or."

However, the Georgia Senate voted against the bill.

More info: NY Times (Feb 21, 1953)

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Feb 28, 1953

The East Liverpool (Ohio) Evening Review - Feb 26, 1953

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 18, 2017
     Category: Languages | Law

Apparently no one remembered the Indiana Pi debacle.
Posted by KDP on 01/18/17 at 10:22 AM
Just think of all the wasted virgules that this simple law would have saved.
Posted by RobK on 01/18/17 at 10:48 AM
Isn't Andor a place in Middle Earth?
Posted by Phideaux on 01/18/17 at 12:17 PM
LotR's Witch-king of Angmar vs. the bible's Witch of Endor vs Andor of Georgia--WHO WILL WIN?
Posted by Bill the Splut on 01/18/17 at 01:37 PM
Andor ("Land of Gift") was another name for Numenor - thus strictly speaking not part of Middle Earth, which is the lands east of the Sea. Endor ("Middle Land") was another name for Middle Earth. Angmar ("Home of Iron") was part of Endor, Andor was not.

I am not a horrible geek, I just happen to have a copy of the Silmarillion with a decent index at hand.

Ok, ok... I am a horrible geek, but I also have a copy of the Silmarillion with a decent index at hand.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/19/17 at 08:21 AM
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