[Ads-l] OED antedatings -- General Question

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Oct 21 17:51:29 UTC 2014

It was asked here several months ago whether any one connected with the OED
was monitoring posts here to scoop up antedatings and other useful
citations.  In as much as no one came crying, I, yes, I am watching on
behalf of the OED, I surmised that indeed, no one is, and it seems that
this is now confirmed.

So it seems to me that the best practice will be, to post material here and
also to submit it to the OED.  Postings here frequently provoke further
posts and new citations and are anyway the source of harmless amusement.
But as for submitting to the OED -- what is the most effectual address?


On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM, Robin Hamilton <
robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com> wrote:

> Is there any way of discovering whether updates to OED entries exist, but
> haven't been incorporated in the latest online text?
> I ask, because I've been working on FIB n2 and FIB v2, but wonder whether
> I'm simply re-inventing the wheel.
> Or should I simply go ahead and post to ADS-l?  Or not?  Or what?
> I raise this now, because the two entries as they stand are seriously
> incomplete.
> Robin Hamilton
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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