Fowler, Henry Watson

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(1858 – 1933) The English lexicographer and wonderfully opinionated usage commentator who was responsible for four key works in the history of philology:
(1) The King's English (1906) (a usage guide he wrote with his brother Francis)
(2) A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926) (a more elaborate version of the above that has never been out of print since it was first published)
(3) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English (1911)
(4) The Pocket Oxford Dictionary (1924).

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