The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically (in slipcase with reading glass) (in slipcase with reading glass) (v. 1-20) ePUB

by E.S.C. Weiner This is my baby.My $200 baby, to be precise.Put aside the Rhyming Dictionary, the Crossword Dictionary, Blacks Law Dictionary, and certainly anything claiming to be a dictionary that has the word 'College' or 'American' on the front cover or the spine.For this, ladies and gentlemen, is the entire 17-volume OED scrunched up into one manageable volume, the replacement for which will not see the light of day until 2037.

Wanna' win an argument with your professor on the meaning of a word because of its origin??You better be pulling out the OED or just go home to mamma.

Wanna' be entertained as never before by learning how little you know about the language you have been using for your entire stinking life??Pull out the OED.

So long as my eyes can function with the aid of that 2-lb. convex magnifying glass / paperweight that came with it, I shall be happily using my OED.

Every single time I have used this reference I have found myself looking at additional words other than those I initially sought, making connections between words I thought I knew, sometimes following linguistic trails that apparently only I can see (or at least it feels that way sometimes).

It can be fun to see contemporary authors I know mentioned in the book, such as Stephen King and I believe I've seen Dean Koontz referenced too.

Sad that our youth is going the way of twitter, with its limited number of characters and a rejection of grammar as a whole.Sad for them.

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