Un-named birdwatchers

Subject: Un-named birdwatchers
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 00:30:55 +0000
What's to stop someone subscribing to birding-aus under a real-sounding, but false, name?

How do any of you know I am John Leonard?

[Just by the way I have recently come across the problem of identity from the other end. In another part of my life I am a poet and am poetry editor of Overland; another John Leonard, an older academic, editor of Seven Centuries of English Verse, a school anthology, has compalined that I was usurping his name and reputation, particularly after a somewhat stinging review of Les Murray's poetry I wrote for Overland. Being a literary sort of cove I was more amused by this problem of identity than anything else and politely declined his suggestion I call myself 'John Leonard the Younger' or words to that effect].


John L

John Leonard (Dr)
PO Box 243, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia

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