401(k) "Lockdown"; "Macadamia" nutty

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 17 01:02:51 UTC 2002

On Wed, 16 Jan 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    OED supposedly has revised "m," so I assumed that its "macadamia"
> entry was perfect.  I didn't look anywhere else.
>    But what the hay, I turned to THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DICTIONARY
> (Oxford University Press, 1988).  My 1893 citation isn't there, but
> "macadamia" has citations from 1857, 1880, and 1927.  These couldn't
> make the OED?
>    Who revised this OED entry?

When I look in the OED I see an 1858 quotation -- perhaps this is the same
as the 1857 citation you mention, differently dated -- and a 1927 citation
-- perhaps this is the same as the 1927 citation in the AND.

Fred Shapiro

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