Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 1 14:13:34 UTC 2010

Perhaps the OED would like to replace its current quotation from
Shakespeare for "point-device" C (adj), from "As you like it", with
the following:

Love's Labour's Lost, as it appeared in the First Folio of 1623:

He draweth out the thred of his verbositie, finer then the staple of
his argument. I abhor such phanaticall phantasims, such insociable
and poynt deuise companions, such rackers of ortagriphie. . . . this
is abhominable.

Seems amusingly ... what?  self-referential?


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