Originally posted by darvlay
On a related topic, archaeologists have also recently discovered a first page to the Bible. It reads:
Dedicated to Katherine, my love.
The events and characters depicted in this work are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
Are you actually reading what you write?
The source you cite actually has been proven to be a later, less reliable copy of the inscription.
The shortest and roughest (and therefore probably the earliest and most accurate) version of this inscription used the diminutive nickname "Katey," rather than the more formal "Katherine."
Moreover, the so-called "disclaimer" as you reference it hinges upon the term "fictitious," which scholars now agree was a scribal emendation of "factious," which means given to bickering, bitching, and all-around infighting. Here's a link to an online dictionary (my favorite kind): http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/factious
The rest of the line ("Any resemblance" & etc.) is clearly a later insertion -- true, it is visible as marginalia in middle-8th-century copies, but the margins in earlier copies were completely filled with juvenile caricatures of naked women.
The author was originally probably explaining how much arguing and in-fighting the text would describe, and how much it would in turn cause.
Sheesh. You try to infer your own authority, and pawn yourself off as an expert, but it's all too easy for me to call you out.