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Eric Griffiths

Eric Griffiths is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Eric Griffiths, 19 December 1985

A pause for thought in The Tempest:

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SIR: John Lucas writes like an intellectual skateboarder – the swerves are hair-raising. Thus, he wonders why anybody should refer to the OED on a matter of pronunciation (Letters, 5 December 1985), and supposes that such reference must assume that the dictionary records ‘how people do speak or how they should speak’. He then imputes to Martin Dodsworth (whom, incidentally, I did...

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