Author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books. The Oxford English Dictionary lists 'heffalump' and 'Pooh-sticks' as words AA Milne introduced, as well as the verbs 'to blip' and 'to tonk'.
In October 1928, Dorothy Parker, writing under her pen name, Constant Reader, reviewed A. A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner in The New Yorker, including the much-quoted line: ". . . And it is that word 'hummy,' my darlings, that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up."
But she also admitted that "To speak against Mr Milne puts one immediately in the ranks of those who set fire to orphanages".