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Many a Public House in the late 1800's was referred to by locals as the 'Post House', as prior to the setting up of the Royal mail many of them acted as collection and drop off points for a basic postal system.
I believe the author of the 'diary' also errs on four occasions in his use of unnecessary letters 'e'. Quite simply a writers error. I can never see the big deal over this Post/e House malarkey.
What evidence have you got that any pub Maybrick was likely to have frequented was ever referred to ad the Poste House? By the way, "loads of pubs were known as the Poste House back then" isn't evidence.

Coaching inns of the period may have been colloquially referred to as a Post House, however, the pub in Cumberland Street was not a coaching inn and was known locally as "The Smallest Pub in Liverpool."

Maybrick was an educated man, not some illiterate moron. He wouldn't have spelt a simple word like "post", wrongly. That's completely ridiculous.

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Many a Public House in the late 1800's was referred to by locals as the 'Post House', as prior to the setting up of the Royal mail many of them acted as collection and drop off points for a basic postal system.
I believe the author of the 'diary' also errs on four occasions in his use of unnecessary letters 'e'. Quite simply a writers error. I can never see the big deal over this Post/e House malarkey.
Hi spider

What do you make of the "one off instance " malarkey?
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No it's not 'evidence' in so far as it's particular to Maybrick as I've no idea which PH's he frequented but it's an historical fact and of course he could have spelled 'post' incorrectly, he did.
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What do you make of the "one off instance " malarkey?
I think Caz addressed that in a previous poste. oops!
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Maybrick was an educated man, not some illiterate moron. He wouldn't have spelt a simple word like "post", wrongly. That's completely ridiculous.
As is the idea that even a moderately educated man would say that he "frequented" a pub on a given day, when what he did was "popped into" the pub. To frequent something refers to a pattern of behaviour over time (the clue is in the word), not to a single visit. Nobody ever said, "I think I'll frequent the pub this evening" ; this is yet another example of someone of limited education trying to use a grandiose word in order to give the impression of "oldspeak" and failing miserably.
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These are just ordinary blokes. 'If' they found an old book, they might think that it could be worth a few quid. What would they do?
Throw it out of the window, and then throw it into a skip. Which is what they allegedly did.
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this is yet another example of someone of limited education trying to use a grandiose word in order to give the impression of "oldspeak" and failing miserably.
The Diary is riddled with this type of thing.
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No it's not 'evidence' in so far as it's particular to Maybrick as I've no idea which PH's he frequented but it's an historical fact and of course he could have spelled 'post' incorrectly, he did.
So you think Maybrick was so illiterate he couldn't even spell a simple word like "post" correctly?
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I think Caz addressed that in a previous poste. oops!
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The reason that obvious forgeries like the Maybrick diary succeed is that there's too many guilable people in the world.

I mean, for a start you'd have to be a total idiot, or at least not one of life's great thinkers, to believe that the first example of the phrase "one-off" appeared in a diary of dubious provenance and that it wasn't used again for almost half a century-at least in written form-and then only in a technical context related to the engineering industry. As I've pointed out already, the odds are tens of millions to one against and you surely don't have to be a mathematical genius to understand the implications of that simple statistic .

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