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Archive for January, 2011

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

Posted by nliakos on January 26, 2011

by Ammon Shea

Yes, Ammon Shea actually read the Oxford English Dictionary–all 20 volumes of it. And in 26 delicious chapters, he muses about doing it and lists a few choice entries from each letter. The only word I had ever heard of before was upchuck….. he found some humdingers! I found myself chuckling out loud as I read this on the UM shuttle bus.

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