kottke.org posts about dictionaries

Free OEDJan 10 2011

Through Febuary 5th, you can access the Oxford English Dictionary online for free by using trynewoed/trynewoed as a login.

Short review of New Partridge Dictionary ofOct 30 2006

Short review of New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. "'I like the cut of his jib' resonates a lot differently than 'shizzle my mizzle fizzle dizzle!'"

The folks who do the Oxford DictionariesMar 16 2006

The folks who do the Oxford Dictionaries have a list of frequently asked questions about language, grammar, and usage. Nice resource.

To protect against wholesale theft of words (Aug 26 2005

To protect against wholesale theft of words (theft of words? I feel silly just writing that...), dictionaries insert fake words in their listings. The article says that the New Oxford American Dictionary's fake word showed up on dictionary.com, but as of today, it's gone.

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