Tag: William Craigie
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In the list of Editors of the Oxford English Dictionary that begins with James Murray and continues down to Michael Proffitt, the present chief Editor, one name has often been overlooked: that of Alan Horsman. Today we would like to celebrate this unsung hero of the OED’s history, who may also be the longest-lived of […]more
The fourth and last man to be appointed editor of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was also responsible for seeing into print the last word in the Dictionary; but the word in question – zyxt – was not the last word to be published, nor was Charles Talbut Onions the last of […]more
The 13th of August 2017 marks 150 years since the birth of William Craigie, the third editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. By the time William Alexander Craigie first came to be mentioned as a possible third editor of the OED, in the summer of 1897, he had already done several things that neither of his […]more