John Andrew SIMPSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1953-10-13
Education Dean Close Sch Cheltenham, Univ of York (BA, Hockey colours), Univ of Reading (MA)
Publications Publications ed: Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (1982, 3 edn 1998), Oxford English Dictionary (2 edn with Edmund Weiner 1989, 3 edn online 2000-), Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (with John Ayto 1992, 2 edn 2008), OED Additions series vols 1 and 2 (with Edmund Weiner 1993, gen ed vol 3 1997); contrib: Oxford English (1986), Words (1989), Wörterbücher: ein internationales Handbuch zur Lexikographie (1990), The First English Dictionary 1604 (2007), The First English Slang Dictionary 1699 (2010), Superstitions: Omens, Charms, Cures 1787 (2011), Ware's Victorian Dictionary of Slang and Phrase (2013); articles in various lexicographical, linguistic and literary pubns
Recreations Cheltenham local history
Clubs N/A
Style Mr John Simpson, OBE
Career editorial asst Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary 1976-79, ed Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs 1979-81, sr ed Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary 1981-84; Oxford English Dictionary: ed new words 1984-86, co-ed 1986-93, ed 1994-2013; contrib Balderdash & Piffle (BBC TV series) 2006 and 2007, co-ed James Joyce Online Notes (www.jjon.org) 2011-; visiting asst prof Dept of English Univ of Waterloo Ontario 1985, fell Kellogg Coll Oxford 1991-; memb: English Faculty Univ of Oxford 1993-, Philological Soc 1994-, Advsy Bd Opera del Vocabolario Italiano 2003-05; founding memb and memb Exec Ctee European Fedn of Nat Institutions for Language 2002-; Hon DLitt ANU 1999; FRSA 2007
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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