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Owen Goodyear

Articles by Owen Goodyear

Writing for grown-up people: George Eliot and the Oxford English Dictionary

Book Lover's Day: George Eliot

In celebration of Book Lover’s Day, we asked four of our dictionary editors to tell us about their favourite writers. Each of the writers featured is in the top 1000 cited sources in the Oxford English Dictionary. If you subscribe to the OED Online (many UK libraries offer free access if you provide your library […]

The language of the beautiful game (just don’t mention the S-word)


With the European Football Championships little more than a month away, if you are an England fan, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little concerned. England’s best player is suspended, the former captain is due to face trial in July, and the new manager has been in place for less than a week. If being […]