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Monday, July 03, 2006

Dictionary Housekeeping

Did you know that dictionaries delete words from time to time and change their definitions? It's true. Here is a website of lost words. Interesting, interesting. Check it out.


At 14:19, Blogger pritcher said...

That's why it usually bugs me when someone starts off a talk (or an essay) by saying, "the dictionary defines X as ..." A good dictionary shows how people actually use words, not what they supposedly "really" mean as though that were carved in stone somewhere.

Yeah, words are fun. :-)


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