J. R. R. Tolkien
English writer and academic
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
The impertinent compositors have taken it upon themselves to correct, as they suppose, my spelling and grammar: altering throughout dwarves to dwarfs; elvish to elfish; further to farther; and worst of all, elven- to elfin.
J. R. R. Tolkien, English writer and academic, letter to Christopher Tolkien, 1953
Posted on November 26, 1999 at 2:25 PM