Christopher North was (according to Wikipedia and we all know how reliable a source that is) a Scottish writer of the nineteenth century. He gave us such fine phrases as “The sun never sets on the British Empire (actually Rudyard Kipling rephrased North’s original remark which went “His Majesty’s dominions, on which the sun never sets”) and my personal favorite “Laws were made to be broken.” Christopher North however was not the writer’s real name. His real name was John Wilson. Because I am Scottish and my name is John Wilson, Jr. I have adopted the pseudonym Christopher North, Jr. when using my own words to express an idea in class but want the class to think the thought was actually expressed by someone important. So for example in class I might say, “As Christopher North, Jr. once said ‘Words sing to the poets where they only talk to you and me'” As an aside, the picture I have attached below is not really of me but of that other John Wilson.