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Henry Watson Fowler

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Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 – 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language. [1]

55 relations: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, Afternoon Drama, Attic Greek, Balliol College, Oxford, Bartleby.com, BBC Radio 4, Blue plaque, British Expeditionary Force (World War I), British undergraduate degree classification, Charles Talbut Onions, Chelsea, London, Church of England, Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Confirmation, Cumbria, Devon, Ernest Gowers, Fettes College, Francis George Fowler, G. G. Coulton, Guernsey, Hinton St George, Honour Moderations, Lancing College, Latin, List of lexicographers, Literae Humaniores, Lucian, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound (Shelley), Robert Burchfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Rugby School, Schoolmaster, Sedbergh, Sedbergh School, Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Sixth form, The Anglo-Saxon Review, The Gentleman's Magazine, The King's English, The Spectator, The Times, Tonbridge, Tonbridge School, Tuberculosis, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, ..., Usage, William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, World War I, Yorkshire. Expand index (5 more) »

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926), by Henry Watson Fowler (1858–1933), is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and writing.

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Afternoon Drama

The Afternoon Drama (formerly Afternoon Play) is a BBC Radio 4 radio drama, broadcast every weekday at 2.15pm.

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Attic Greek

Attic Greek is the Greek dialect of ancient Attica, including the city of Athens.

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Balliol College, Oxford

Balliol College, founded in 1263,: Graduate Studies Prospectus - Last updated 17 Sep 08 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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Bartleby.com

Bartleby.com is an electronic text archive, headquartered in Los Angeles and named after Herman Melville's story "Bartleby, the Scrivener." It was founded under the name "Project Bartleby" in January 1993 by Steven H. van Leeuwen as a personal, non-profit collection of classic literature on the website of Columbia University.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Blue plaque

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

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British Expeditionary Force (World War I)

The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British Army sent to the Western Front during the First World War.

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British undergraduate degree classification

The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading structure for undergraduate degrees (bachelor's degrees and integrated master's degrees) in the United Kingdom.

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Charles Talbut Onions

Charles Talbut Onions (C. T. Onions) (10 September 1873 – 8 January 1965) was an English grammarian and lexicographer and the fourth editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Chelsea, London

Chelsea is an affluent area of South West London, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Henry Watson Fowler The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (officially titled The Concise Oxford Dictionary until 2002, and widely abbreviated COD or COED) is probably the best-known of the 'smaller' Oxford dictionaries.

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Confirmation

In Christianity, confirmation is seen as the sealing of Christianity created in baptism.

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Cumbria

Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England.

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Devon

Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Ernest Gowers

Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers (2 June 1880 – 16 April 1966) is best remembered for his book Plain Words, first published in 1948, and for his revision of Fowler's Modern English Usage.

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Fettes College

Fettes College is a private coeducational independent boarding and day school in Edinburgh, Scotland, with over two-thirds of its pupils in residence on campus.

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Francis George Fowler

Francis George Fowler (1871–1918), familiarly known as F. G. Fowler and sometimes Frank Fowler, was an English writer on English language, grammar and usage.

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G. G. Coulton

George Gordon Coulton FBA (15 October 1858 – 4 March 1947) was a British historian, known for numerous works on medieval history.

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Guernsey

Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.

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Hinton St George

Hinton St George is a village and parish in Somerset, England, situated outside Crewkerne, south west of Yeovil in the South Somerset district.

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Honour Moderations

Honour Moderations (or Mods) are a set of examinations at the University of Oxford at the end of the first part of some degree courses (e.g., Greats or Literae Humaniores).

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Lancing College

Lancing College is an independent boarding and day school in southern England, UK.

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Latin

Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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List of lexicographers

This list contains people who contributed to the field of lexicography, the theory and practice of compiling dictionaries.

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Literae Humaniores

Literae Humaniores is the name given to an undergraduate course focused on Classics (Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Latin, ancient Greek and philosophy) at the University of Oxford and some other universities.

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Lucian

Lucian of Samosata (125 AD – after 180 AD) was a Hellenized Syrian satirist and rhetorician who is best known for his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, with which he frequently ridiculed superstition, religious practices, and belief in the paranormal.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 17928 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the most influential.

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Prometheus Unbound (Shelley)

Prometheus Unbound is a four-act lyrical drama by Percy Bysshe Shelley, first published in 1820.

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Robert Burchfield

Robert William Burchfield CNZM, CBE (27 January 1923 – 5 July 2004) was a lexicographer, scholar, and writer, who edited the Oxford English Dictionary for thirty years to 1986, and was Chief Editor from 1971.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, around south-east of central London by road and by rail.

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Rugby School

Rugby School is a day and boarding co-educational independent school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.

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Schoolmaster

The word schoolmaster, or simply master, formerly referred to a male school teacher.

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Sedbergh

Sedbergh is a small town and civil parish in Cumbria, England.

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Sedbergh School

Sedbergh School is a co-educational independent boarding school in the town of Sedbergh in Cumbria, in North West England.

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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (SOED) is an English language dictionary published by the Oxford University Press.

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Sixth form

In the education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and some other Commonwealth countries, sixth form (sometimes referred to as Key Stage 5) represents the final 1-3 years of secondary education (high school), where students (typically between 16 and 18 years of age) prepare for their A-level (or equivalent) examinations.

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The Anglo-Saxon Review

The Anglo-Saxon Review was a quarterly miscellany edited by Lady Randolph Churchill, and published in London by John Lane.

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The Gentleman's Magazine

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731.

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The King's English

The King's English is a book on English usage and grammar.

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The Spectator

The Spectator is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Tonbridge

Tonbridge is a historic market town in the English county of Kent.

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Tonbridge School

Tonbridge School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England, founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judde (sometimes spelled Judd).

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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Usage

Usage is the manner in which written and spoken language is used, the "points of grammar, syntax, style, and the choice of words", and "the way in which a word or phrase is normally and correctly used".

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Watson_Fowler

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