Thursday, December 09, 2004

December 2004 newsletter - Oxford English Dictionary

December 2004 newsletter - Oxford English Dictionary

The December issue of OED News is now
available in both text and pdf format.

In this issue Beverley Hunt reflects on her first year as OED Archivist.
Abigail Reynolds, the OED's Artist in Residence, describes how her time
working alongside lexicographers influenced her work 'The Frozen Sea'.

We also include a list of Appeals for help with particular words: do you
remember reading about a quad bike before 1989? Or a tikka masala before
1975? If you can help with any of the words listed, please e-mail

OED News is published quarterly, and contains articles by editors,
researchers, and contributors on their work for the OED, and regular updates
on the progress of the £40 million / US$70 million revision programme. We
will let you know by e-mail as soon as each issue is published, to keep you
informed about the latest news and developments on the OED.

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