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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22378819
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#433398 - 05/03/13 01:15 PM Re: Interesting article about some English words [Re: peroperic2009]
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sounds like a dream job.

smirk where do i sign up?
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