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Re: Closing the book: RIP for the OED


Posted by ESC on August 29, 2010 at 17:36

In Reply to: 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......."

Wow.