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Re: Premature evaluation

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 01, 2009 at 09:59

In Reply to: Premature evaluation posted by Sven Ulricsson on March 31, 2009 at 12:49:

: Who coined the phrase "premature evaluation"? I have often thought it was John Mortimer QC, who created the character Horace Rumpole, irascible barrister and champion of justice. Could someone please clarify?

Even if Mortimer used it, that would not necessarily mean he coined it. It's a fairly obvious pun, so it's quite possible that a number of people came up with it quite independently. (VSD)