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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

Spelling Reform

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
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1,878 words

...interested in the development of a phonetic alphabet not only for academic purposes but also as a possible precursor of a reformed spelling system for English. New Spelling At the beginning of the 20c, the cause of spelling reform was taken up for a time by the US President Theodore Roosevelt and sponsored by the industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie . In 1908 , the British Simplified Spelling Society, now the english spelling society , was founded, chiefly with the aim of devising a reformed writing system based on the Roman alphabet, in the...

Usage Guidance and Criticism

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
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2,465 words

...The doyen of usage columnists in the US in the late 20c is William Safire of the New York Times , whose articles are widely syndicated. American journalism has also been the foundation of systematic usage and style guides, notably Theodore Bernstein ’s The Careful Writer ( 1965 ) and William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White ’s The elements of style , known affectionately as ‘the little book’ (3rd edition, 1979 ; earlier editions 1959 , 1972 ). In Britain, Philip Howard in The Times , John Silverlight in The Observer , and Robert...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... John Creasey ( 1908–73 ) generously exemplifies the phenomenon, with two dozen pen names for different novels and genres: Gordon Ashe , Margaret Cooke , M.E. Cooke , Norman Deane , Elise Fecamps , Robert Caine Frazer , Patrick Gill , Michael Halliday , Charles Hogarth , Brian Hope , Colin Hughes , Kyle Hunt , Abel Mann , Peter Manton , J.J. Marric , James Marsden , Richard Martin , Rodney Mattheson , Antony Morton , Ken Ranger , William K. Reilly , Tex Riley , Henry St John and Jeremy York . Pseudonyms can be counted in...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...as rajah (‘Raja Brooke’) from 1841 to 1941 . White Rose, The Used as a badge by Richard, Duke of York ( 1411–60 ), and derived from his Mortimer ancestors. It was one of the numerous badges used by his son Edward IV and was adopted by his descendants, but Richard III ’s badge was the white boar. It was also adopted by the jacobites as an emblem of the old pretender , because his adherents were obliged to abet him sub rosa . Cecily Neville , wife of Richard , Duke of York, and granddaughter of John of Gaunt, was known as the White Rose of Raby....

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...Vitalis Colt: St Medard Cow: St Berlinda, St Bridget, St Modwena, St Perpetua Crocodile: St Helenus, St Theodore Crow: St Vincent Cup and serpent (symbolizing poison detected by): St Benedict, St James of Marchia, St John a Facundo, St John the Evangelist Dagger (as instrument of martyrdom): St Agnes, St Canute, St Edward, St Irene, St Kilian, St Olave, St Solange Deer: St Henry Devil or Devils: in Christian art the Devil is shown both tormenting the saints (e.g. throwing St Euphrasia down a well, disturbing the prayers of St Cuthbert or St Madalberte) and being...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... John Creasey ( 1908–73 ) generously exemplifies the phenomenon, with two dozen pen-names for different novels and genres: Gordon Ashe , Margaret Cooke , M.E. Cooke , Norman Deane , Elise Fecamps , Robert Caine Frazer , Patrick Gill , Michael Halliday , Charles Hogarth , Brian Hope , Colin Hughes , Kyle Hunt , Abel Mann , Peter Manton , J.J. Marric , James Marsden , Richard Martin , Rodney Mattheson , Antony Morton , Ken Ranger , William K. Reilly , Tex Riley , Henry St John and Jeremy York . Pseudonyms can be counted in...

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