Mencken H L
Menck·en(mĕng′kən), H(enry) L(ouis) 1880-1956.
American editor and critic. A founder and editor (1924-1933) of the American Mercury, he also wrote The American Language (1919) and many socially critical essays, often directed toward the complacent middle class.
Menck·e′ni·an (mĕng-kē′nē-ən) adj.
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