Fwd: Dictionary inclusion of unworthy words

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 23 17:41:59 UTC 2002

Jesse Sheidlower said:
>On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 01:21:09PM -0400, Evan Morris wrote:
>>  At 11:18 AM 9/23/2002, you wrote:
>>  >
>>  >I wonder why the local TV channel doesn't ask the OED to comment
>>  >on why the OED includes slang words like _phat_.
>>  >
>>  >Jesse "Not that I don't have enough to do anyway, but really" Sheidlower
>>  Because they don't want to have to fly you over from England?
>That might be relevant if I were in England, but given that
>I'm actually on 35th and Madison in NYC, it hardly seems a

Perhaps the folks at Hofstra just *think* you're in England...

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