Oxford English Dictionary 'will not be printed again'

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Aug 30 00:49:13 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 08:29:54PM -0400, Laurence Horn wrote:
> At 7:57 PM -0400 8/29/10, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 11:36:17PM +0000, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
>>>   Life in "the cloud" is just too comfortable.  See below.
>>>  Sunday Telegraph, London
>>>  Oxford English Dictionary 'will not be printed again'
>>> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7970391/Oxford-English-Dictionary-will-not-be-printed-again.html
>> This article is not accurate.
> In which respect(s)?  (It was picked up by at least ABC's network
> news broadcast tonight.)

No decision has been made about a physical printing of a
complete OED. We've been saying this for years. OUP CEO Nigel
Portwood's expressed opinion that he doesn't "think" it will
happen does not contradict this.

Some of the articles have reported this accurately. Many,
including the Telegraph, did not.

I might be able to say something official on the subject
tomorrow, but for now, this is all I can say.

Jesse Sheidlower

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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