Read is an English village situated in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. Read lies on the A671 which was originally built as a turnpike road from Portfield to Padiham in the 1840s.
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Read can be used both,as a surname and a first name.Basically it is originated from the Old English rēad,which means ruddy complexion or red haired.
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was an American etymologist and lexicographer, best known for his studies into the words "okay" and "fuck."Read was born in Winnebago, Minnesota, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa (then called Iowa State Teachers College) in 1925, a master's degree from the University of Iowa in 1926, and studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar from 1928-1931. He was a chaired professor at Columbia University in New York City from 1945 until 1975. He is a past president of the Semiotic Society of America (1980).He was a repeated contributor to American Speech by 1931; his first extended work, Lexical Evidence from Folk Epigraphy in Western North America: A Glossarial Study of the Low Element in the English Vocabulary, was privately published in Paris in 1935 since its description of bathroom graffiti was considered too racy for American publishers. It was eventually published in the United States in 1977, under the title Classic American Graffiti, ISBN 0916500063.
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