In a message dated 3/10/2003 3:45:54 PM Eastern Standard Time, flanigan at OHIOU.EDU writes: > Jarlsberg is indeed good, and I do pronounce it with 'y'. But why on earth > should the word go into the OED??? > > Because it's in every food dictionary that I have here? Because similar words are in the OED? I have to answer this? That's not obvious?