The new on-line OED -- quotations missing?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Dec 2 10:27:04 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 04:46:30PM -0500, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> Last week, with the former on-line OED interface, under "chit-chat,
> n." sense 2.b., "small talk"/attrib., there were many quotations,
> including two for "chit chat way".  Now there are only 2 quotations,
> 1714 for "Chit-Chat Club" and 1819 for "chit-chat letters".
> This entry is now called "Second edition, 1989; online version
> November 2010".  Has material been removed for this "November 2010" version?
> And when I request the "Previous version", to get what is called
> "From the second edition (1989)", I still don't see the former,
> lengthier set of 2.b., attrib. quotations.
> What's happened?

I'm not sure. There have never been any additional quotations
for this.

Jesse Sheidlower

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