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Closing the book: RIP for the OED


Posted by James Briggs on August 29, 2010 at 12:04

Under the above headline today's Sunday Times contained an article which read:
"A TEAM of 80 has been working on it for the past 21 years, but now the lexicographers compiling the
third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary are being told that it will never appear in print.
The dictionary's owner, Oxford University Press (OUP), has said that the impact of the internet means
the latest update to the definitive record of the English language will never be published as a book......."