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Simon Horobin

Simon Horobin is Professor of English at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College. He is the author of Does Spelling Matter? and How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language, and writes a blog at Spelling Trouble. He is on Twitter @SCPHorobin.

Articles by Simon Horobin
children playing the Opies
Benjamin Bunny Peter Rabbit Flopsy Bunnies
Wind in the Willows
Monty Python's linguistic legacy is captured in the OED's entry for Pythonesque, used to describe anything relating to, or reminiscent of, the show.
The language of Lewis Carroll was highly innovative, and his books are full of neologisms and nonce words.
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