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People & the OED

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J.R.R. Tolkien and the OED

Amid all the publicity surrounding this year’s release of the film of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, it has occasionally been mentioned that Tolkien was an…

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Reading for the OED

As a reader of historical and scholarly texts for the Oxford English Dictionary, I am always alert to materials that promise to yield quotations or other information useful to the…

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P.G. Wodehouse in the OED

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, born in 1881, came of age at the dawn of mass culture. He was an Englishman of that generation, shaped by the Education Act of 1870, for…

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