Noah Webster at 250

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Oct 16 00:55:21 UTC 2008

At 10/15/2008 10:30 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>Nice post.  It may be worth mentioning that besides his interest in
>spelling reform, Webster could be creative in his dictionary entries, ...

Not much different from Johnson, I imagine.

Webster's dictionary of 1828 is early to get the distinction between
"camel" and "dromedary" right (his descriptions are consistent with
modern terminology) -- whereas Johnson did not up to the same year.


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