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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Can all instances of "named for" in 'Today in History' be changed to "named after"?

Both are acceptable usage in American English, but in British English "named for" has a completely different meaning ("at the request of", not "in honour of") and is not acceptable usage as an honorific term.

I'd assume it should be fairly easy to do with MS Word's 'search and replace' facility?



Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Resin, I'm sorry we didn't reply sooner. It is not easy to replace/find - each one would have to be accessed manually and edited. The history snippets are intended to be as succinct (and few characters) as possible, since they appear in a fairly narrow box on most home pages :-)

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