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#433366 - 05/03/13 04:07 AM Interesting article about some English words
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3710
Loc: South-East Europe
Oxford English Dictionary Chief Editor John Simpson is to retire after 37 years at the famous reference work. Here he writes of a life hunting for the evidence behind the birth of words.

"Every word or phrase has a story, and the historical lexicographer has to tease this story out from whatever documentation can be found. That is one of the pleasures of working on the Oxford English Dictionary."...
My story

#433398 - 05/03/13 01:15 PM Re: Interesting article about some English words [Re: peroperic2009]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 5720
Loc: O Kanada
sounds like a dream job.

smirk where do i sign up?



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