Amy-chan (maishakenobi) wrote in metaquotes,
Amy-chan
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(trying a second time here...)

From this site, by way of shieldkitten:

Tolkien was criticized for using a plural [i.e. dwarves not dwarfs] that was not in the Oxford English Dictionary, which then (as now) is usually considered the final authority on such matters, particularly among those who count "correctness" as a virtue.

Much injured at this criticism, Professor Tolkien's response, in true professorial manner, was essentially,

"I wrote the dictionary."

He was, in fact, one of the editors.
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