Mysa or Syra (whey); Subglacial Volcanism Definitions

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Tue Jul 17 18:21:46 UTC 2001

I second Beverly's puzzlement as to why foreign terms that haven't been
borrowed into English should be listed in the Oxford ENGLISH Dictionary.
It's not the Oxford WORLD Dictionary, after all.

Peter Mc.

--On Tuesday, July 17, 2001 1:02 PM -0400 Beverly Flanigan
<flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> wrote:

> Pardon me if this seems naive (I'm not a lexicographer), but why should
> all these Icelandic terms (or terms from any other language) be in the OED
> unless they've been clearly attested as borrowings into English???

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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