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James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Wed Sep 26 21:09:39 UTC 2001

In a message dated 09/26/2001 4:26:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU writes:

> I have an undergrad this quarter who insists that "Noah Webster's
>  Dictionary" is the bible of pronunciation and usage.  Ugh!  (He doesn't
>  know the difference between Noah's and the modern Websters, of course.)

Maybe it will help if you tell him that the present "Webster's" was written
by Noah's daughter Merriam.

      - Jim Landau

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