Sensational Claim About OED

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 28 16:20:20 UTC 2012

There is a new book making what, at least in the staid world of dictionaries, seem to be sensational claims about the OED.  Jesse, can you give us a read on whether there is validity to these claims?

My understanding was that the revisions of the OED do not delete words, or maybe even citations.

Fred Shapiro

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