Secret OED files uncovered

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Aug 10 06:10:30 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Michael Quinion wrote:
> From the Daily Telegraph: "Secret vault of words rejected by the Oxford
> English Dictionary uncovered". Wurfing, polkadodge and nonversation are
> among the words stored in secret files after being rejected for inclusion
> by the Oxford English Dictionary, it has been disclosed
> vault-of-words-rejected-by-the-Oxford-English-Dictionary-uncovered.html

Michael has a takedown of the Telegraph article in his latest World
Wide Words newsletter, and I pile on in my Word Routes column on the
Visual Thesaurus:


Ben Zimmer

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