Sensational Claim About OED

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Nov 28 18:52:26 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 04:20:20PM +0000, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> 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.

Here's my analysis:

Jesse Sheidlower

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