Lexicograophical crimes

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 15 13:21:39 UTC 2011

Thank you, Ron and Dave.

Everything is in the hands of Oxford, which owns all rights, and has
all the material necessary to produce letters P through Z, plus the
bibliography.  We had already arranged, edited, and defined a great
deal straight through to the end and collected a substantial amount of
material for an addenda. The online OED revisions currently
incorporate some of the contents of P-Z.

The ball is in Oxford's court.


On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at nb.net> wrote:
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>>> Arguably, the greatest lexicographical crime of the twentieth century
>>> in America was the failure to publish the second half of that
>>> magnificent work of scholarship, RHDAS.
>> --
>> So why hasn't the last part been published? Who owns the rights? Has
>> the unpublished part of the book (I guess P-Z plus addenda, notes,
>> etc.?) been drafted, in whole or in part? How much would it cost to
>> finish it? Are there any plans?
>> -- Doug Wilson
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