Friday, February 6, 2015

BOOK COVERS: "Reading The OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages" (2009)

He remembers that as a boy he frequently had his nose in either The Times Atlas of the World or The Oxford English Dictionary. (A solace in taxonomy? Sure, he was a strange child.) Come to think of it though, whether language can hold sufficient territory, or whether any such loci are even defensible today, largely explains what this different fellow is still searching for.

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