30 Aug 2010

Never to be printed again..

The next edition of Oxford English Dictionary will not be printed! It is also unlikely that any more versions will be printed. See the story here: OED out of print.

What that means is that the current paper edition becomes a very important collector’s item.

How times change, I thought to myself. Dey used to beat my ass in dee lead up to ‘Common Entrance’ exam to use dat Dictionary. At times I used to hate dee dam t’ing. But at other times I used to enjoy just flipping through and discovering new words.

Oh well – I’ve been using electronic dictionaries for quite some time, but me eh goin’ pay £240 per year to access OED.

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