The OED's dates of appearance overseas

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 17 19:26:57 UTC 2012

It's hard to keep track of such things because not only did books travel
in both directions, but some were published in both places at (nearly)
the same time. That throws a lot of noise into the data--that is, if you
can even find the data in most instances


On 3/17/2012 2:06 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> 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).
> Joel

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