The Oxford English Dictionary Goes On-Line

GUESTS: JOHN SIMPSON Chief Editor of The Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press) SIMON WINCHESTER Author of The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (Harper Perennial paperback, 1999) It covers twenty volumes, weighs a-hundred and thirty eight pounds, and includes six-hundred and forty-thousand words and phrases! It's the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the world's best known reference works, and it's going on-line! Join guest host Neal Conan and the editors of the O.E.D. for a look at how new words get included, who decides, and what about that slang?



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