Sir James Murray


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Noun1.Sir James Murray - Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)Sir James Murray - Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
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Sir James Murray developed Milk of Magnesia, which tastes like soapy chalk and the smell of it makes you gag.
Based on the same `historical' method as Sir James Murray brought to the OED (i.e.
Schwartz's capacity for hero-worship occasionally teeters into absurdity, such as when he considers which modern writers would have to be combined to make a Samuel Johnson (answer: Fiedler, Asimov, Edmund Wilson, Sir James Murray, T.