Sensational Claim About OED

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Nov 28 16:57:35 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 04:20:20PM +0000, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> There is a new book making what, at least in the staid world of dictionaries, seem to be sensational claims about the OED.  Jesse, can you give us a read on whether there is validity to these claims?
> My understanding was that the revisions of the OED do not delete words, or maybe even citations.

I'll very shortly be publishing an article about this. The Guardian
claims are completely bogus.

Jesse Sheidlower

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