[Ads-l] another non-fiction novel

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 2 15:47:05 UTC 2016

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn to play creators of Oxford English Dictionary
Based on the bestselling novel, Professor and the Madman will star the
Oscar-winners as two obsessive men who worked together in the 19th century.


(I'm too stunned by this news to comment on anything other than the use of
the word "novel" for Simon Winchester's non-fiction book "The Professor and
the Madman," published in the UK as "The Surgeon of Crowthorne.")


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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