- After William of Wykeham, the founder of Winchester College. (Wiktionary)
“Known as the Wykehamist fallacy, this involves mandarins reading the enemy's intentions "as if they'd been educated at Winchester, you know, and they haven't been – they're a bunch of thugs".”
“This disappointing film, adapted by David Nicholls from his truthful, highly entertaining novel first published in 2009, covers some 16 years in the life of Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway), a working-class bluestocking educated at a Yorkshire comprehensive, and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess), a handsome upper-middle-class Wykehamist.”
“I'm a Wykehamist, you know - and that was your doin ', believe it or not!”
“Paine was charged with seditious libel for publishing Part Two, and to escape arrest he fled to France, accompanied by the Wykehamist gentleman-lawyer John Frost, described by Hitchens as secretary of the London Corresponding Society.”
“Blognor Regis has, with only a few errors, named and shamed the public schoolboys of the blogging fraternity; although he does omit one notable Wykehamist...”
“I had some interesting comments on my recent education post; not the least fun was the joy which I felt when I saw that the Old Wykehamist had risen to the bait!”
“Pritt, a Wykehamist barrister who became a bencher of the Middle Temple, was indeed a pure fellow-traveller.”
“He spoke in the unmistakable tones of the old Wykehamist.”
“‘After all, he is an Old Wykehamist or something.’”
“He wore a faultlessly-tailored dark-blue suit and an Old Wykehamist tie.”
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