Keepers of words...

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 9 14:49:21 UTC 2000

At 10:35 AM -0500 2/9/00, George S. Cole wrote:
> Further, "Despite
>the ascendance of other forms of media, dictionary makers still rely
>largely on reputable printed sources to reify the state of spoken
>language.  'If a word is only used orally, it'll probably never get in
>[the dictionary],' says senior editor Jim Lowe.

So just orally doesn't count?  Sounds like the President's influence at
work here.


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