Talk:Who's Who (UK)

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Grammar[edit]

Shouldn't it be Who's Whom?

No. "Is" is a copula and has a nominative on both sides. The Wednesday Island (talk) 23:13, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Who says that the apostrophe-s stands for "is"? It could be "has"!137.205.183.109 (talk) 12:03, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Beckham[edit]

But David Beckham is in the book! --81.105.251.160 06:45, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Maybe he was only added very recently. If you think there's an error, please correct it.--Runcorn 19:08, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Who Was Who[edit]

I think I heard that not everyone in a year's Who's who gets into the Who was who cumulation. Is this the case? Many members of UK Public Libraries will find that they have free online access to Who's who/Who was who === Vernon White (talk) 23:44, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

I hadn't heard of omissions from Who was Who. Yes, they are accessible via Know UK.--Runcorn 19:59, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
There must be an editing down process in the production of Who was who from Who's who entries. The editors need to establish who has died and their date of death. If this information is not available, then the subject cannot be included. I think there is also a "Notability" process at this stage too. I'll check with the publishers, if you wish. === Vernon White (talk) 20:20, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

I would be grateful if you could check.--Runcorn 20:34, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

O/L version is also available on xrefer plus], a service similar to KnowUK. === Vernon White (talk) 21:36, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
I've emailed Black's PR person. === Vernon White (talk) 21:51, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Scope of Who's Who[edit]

"the arts, business and finance, the church, the civil service, education, entertainment and sport, government, the law, local government, the media, medicine, professional institutions, science and the trade unions" SOURCE: Blurb for Who's who on KnowUK

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I think this widened scope only emerged in the 1970s. The blurb for Who was who claims 100,000 entries. The online version is updated annually.

Fair use rationale for Image:Who's Who 2007.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Who's Who 2007.jpg[edit]

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who's 'he'?[edit]

He also points out that there is a high proportion of Oxford and Cambridge (Britain's most prestigious universities) graduates among the new entrants.[3] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.30.36.226 (talk) 19:51, 1 April 2013 (UTC)