The OED's dates of appearance overseas

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Mar 17 18:06:23 UTC 2012

Fred, I think we can all agree that the OED does not pay attention to
the earliest dates of spread of vocabulary, just the earliest dates
of appearance somewhere (whether the British isles or the colonies).


At 3/17/2012 11:45 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>I've said this before, I believe in response to other postings by
>George, that he is way off base in his sweeping statements about the
>treatment of American English in the OED.  The OED probably has much
>more information about American English than the Dictionary of
>American English and the Dictionary of Americanisms put together.
>Fred Shapiro

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