"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 14 March 2013


Philology is described as meaning literary study or classical scholarship; the study of disciplines relevant to literature or to language as used in literature.  But according to Dr Johnson’s Dictionary a philologer was ‘one whose chief study is language; a grammarian; a critick’.  The word is no longer in use.

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