"the apocryphal HDAS III"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Aug 4 01:09:38 UTC 2010

The discussion I started on HDAS III went off in a number of directions, none of them related to the question of when will we see the final part of JL's book be finished?  If not soon, then, why not soon?

I don't think that a clear-eyed reading of my posts will see "surprisingly strong anti-OED sentiment".  I am disappointed in a majpr aspect of the policies adopted by its editors, the more so because I don't expect to see any other dictionary that will ever serve my purpose.  Certainly no other dictionary has the resurces, the files of data, to work with.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

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