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Dickens's Multitudes

Published Sep 16 2021 at 1:00 PM GMT
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  • Charles Dickens was a great coiner of words'over four hundred, according to the Oxford English Dictionary'but 'monopolylogue" was not among them.
  • Credit for that particular invention belongs to the English actor Charles Mathews (1776"1835), who devised the term for farcical entertainments in which he played all the parts, each with its characteristic idiolect.




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  • Published Sep 16, 2021 1:00 PM GMT