Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The OED turns 80!

I just love the Oxford English Dictionary. Whenever I need to look something up, it's my best source of information. And it's become an octogenarian! Happy birthday, OED!

For those who aren't in the know:

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. (source: www.oed.com)

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