A DICTIONARY OF. MODERN. ENGLISH USAGE. BY. H.W. FOWLER. SECOND EDITION revised by. SIR ERNEST GOWERS. Oxford New York. OXFORD. No book had more influence on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became. No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly.

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Write a customer review. Bookplate to front pastedown. The first place to turn for sensible advice on the thorny issues of grammar, meaning, and pronunciation, ‘Fowler’ is one of those rare reference books that can also be read simply for pleasure.

David Crystal digs up the edition, reprints it, and writes a big honkin’ essay at the end, almost needlessly justifying the resuscitation of the original.

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Please try again later. Special to Dictionarg Globe and Mail. When he ransacked Henry Watson Fowler’s guide to English usage inunder the guise of preparing its third edition, R.

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Bangor, and the author of many books on language in general and the English language in particular, such as The Stories of EnglishThe Fight for Englishand Think on My Words: Page – By genteelism is here to be understood the substituting, for the ordinary natural word that first suggests itself to the mind, of a synonym that is thought to be less soiled by the lips of the common herd, less familiar, less plebeian, less vulgar, less improper, less apt to come unhandsomely betwixt the wind and our nobility.


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Massive overhaul of the text published, edited by the famous Robert W. Publisher is trying to make them affordable, I suppose.

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On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin. Ideally, someone today should give the edition of Fowler’s work the sort of respectful dusting Gowers gave it then, bringing wnglish into the new century without sacrificing Fowler’s voice. Here’s the deal with Fowler’s.