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Frank Twitters

Published on June 29, 2017

Frank contends that he created the term “TWITTERS” and except for an S would be owed a lot of money. He shows examples from 1980 copies of TypeWorld.

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By Joe Webb on Jul 05, 2017

Perhaps the Great One may want to consider this plot from a Superman comic almost 75 years ago (from Wikipedia):

... One of his more novel schemes was seen in Superman #22 (May/June 1943). The Prankster, with the backing of several criminal leaders, files a copyright to own the English language. Once he gains legal ownership of the alphabet, the Prankster begins requiring payment of anyone using the written word. Superman is at first unable to do anything, as the Prankster is not breaking the law. Eventually, Superman discovers that the Prankster had hired an impostor to replace the registrar at the copyright office, and he turns the Prankster over to the authorities.

Which leads to another question -- is Frank Superman? We've never seen him and the Man of Steel in the same place together...

 

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