What does the 'inkhorn controversy' mean? Thank you
"Inkhorn words" are words that writers "invented" and introduced into the English language, usually based on Latin or Greek words. An inkhorn, literally, was an ink bottle made out of an animal's horn; an "inkhorn" word was a word that did not originate in normal speech, but rather seemed to spring directly out of the writer's ink bottle. It was a word that, at least originally, existed in writing only.
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