My 1965 edition of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage has an entry for governance: "governance has now the dignity of archaism, its work being done, except in rhetorical and solemn contexts, by government and control.
What does MEU stand for?
MEU stands for Modern English Usage
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- Manitoba Education, Training and Youth (Canada)
- Main Electronics Unit
- Major Energy User
- Marine Expeditionary Unit
- Maximum Expected Utility (philosophy, economics)
- Memory Expansion Unit
- Ministry of Energy and Utilities (Australia)
- Missile Echo Unit
- Mission Essential Unit
- Mobile Expansion Unit
- Molecular Epidemiology Unit
- Multibay Expansion Unit (Compaq)
- Municipal Electric Utility (various locations)
- Municipal Employees Union
- Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)
- Municipal Electric Utilities Association
- [not an acronym] (formerly Major Energy Users' Council; UK)
- Mar Elias University Campus (I'billin, Israel)
- Miami European Union Center
- Military End Use Control (import-export regulations)
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95 HENRY WATSON Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an unabashedly prescriptivist tome, which is to say that it doesn't waffle in describing the right way, and the wrong way, to use English words.
Then there's Fowler, regarded by those who have never read him as a cold, imperious pedant, though that was never true even when he wrote his Modern English Usage, and is certainly not the case in the hands of recent editors.
95) Henry Fowler said that he wanted his Modern English Usage to "tell people that altogether is different from all together, or nail alright and all right to the counter, or distinguish accessary from accessory.
Aubrey Barfoot via email Editor responds: Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd Edition, 1965, states, "'You and I' is a piece of false grammar which, though often heard, is not sanctioned.
Other chapters discuss the use of search engines and the potential of the Internet as a source of information, stylebooks (she prefers the Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style), usage manuals (Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage makes the top of her list), and other specialized resources.
In their Dictionary of Modern English Usage, the brothers Fowler had an interesting article about adverbs such as this, which they dubbed "-lily adverbs".
Fowler, in his splendid Modern English Usage of 1926, carries no entry on either word, suggesting that formerly there was no confusion.