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    "Dedicated to Ecurb"

    I don't know if any other LItnet losers have had books dedicated to you. Somehow, I doubt it. Unfortunately, I haven't had any books "dedicated" to me, either. But I am mentioned in the "Acknowledgements" in a recently published volume. I was dating the author when she wrote it, and here's the acknowledgement, with the names changed to protect the guilty:

    .....Special thanks to John Jervis, William Jackson, Ronald McDonald, and Junior Bridgman who have given me feedback and encouragement in the development of this book, and to Ecurb.
    My full name, first and last, is given, and, since I didn't help my friend at all, I deserved no better, if as much. Still, it's funny.

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    Here in Brazil it is very usual to dedicate, thank or mention relatives, friends and fellow students or university professors in academic publications. I probably have been mentioned in one book or two, but I don´t remember it any more.
    I remember one fellow student dedicating his work,among other people, to his father, who had died long ago. So, I shouldn´t worry about it: your friend simply wanted to do you a homage.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    I'm not worried about it -- I"m happy to be acknowledged. It's still a backhand compliment, though. On the positive side, I once got to stay at the visiting faculty rooms at Brasenose College, Oxford University, because my friend was giving a lecture there. Perhaps she could have written: "And thanks to Ecurb for taking me on all those European vacations because my books don't pay well enough for me to afford it."

    I"m thinking about it because she's off on a lecture series in Australia without me right now.

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