The OED and the Case of the Missing Words

Friday, December 07, 2012

Transcript

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The Oxford English Dictionary has a reputation for being the definitive record of the English language. But a few years ago, it was discovered that former OED editor Robert Burchfield had inexplicably struck thousands of words from the record, most of them Americanisms. Lexicographer and OED editor emeritus Sarah Ogilvie talks with Bob about Burchfield and her new book, Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Guests:

Sarah Ogilvie

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Bob Garfield

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