crossed words

We often hear about additions to the dictionary but who knew that there are plenty of words that get thrown out? Apparently the lexicographers at Merriam-Webster’s can only keep track of so many words in the dictionary.
Link via h20boro lib blog.

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  1. languagehat.com Says:

    CANNOT.

    Moorishgirl links to a review by David Kipen of the new 11th edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, which we’ve recently gotten at work. It’s not bad for a newspaper review—it points out that “dictionaries are snapshots from life, no…

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