DUI/DWI and OED
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Sat Oct 19 16:42:00 UTC 2002
>abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET,Net writes:
Barry P noted:...
> Does the Barnhart Dictionary Companion have FUI/FWI and DUI/DWI?
The abbreviation (initialism) DUI is an entry in The Barnhart
Dictionary Companion (Vol. 7.2, c. 1992).
DWI was treated in The Second Barnhart Dictionary of New English (c.
1980). Both are noted in The Barnhart New-Words Concordance
(originally published in 1994).
DWI was entered in 9,000 Words (c. 1983); it also appears in the major
David K. Barnhart, Editor
The Barnhart Dictionary Companion [quarterly]
barnhart at highlands.com
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Thomas Jefferson-August 16, 1813
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