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Author Topic: Merriam Webster "Open Dictionary" - welcoming new words  (Read 2421 times)


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Merriam Webster "Open Dictionary" - welcoming new words
« on: December 03, 2005, 12:33 AM »
"Merriam-Webster just released Open Dictionary to better take and share the pulse of language through the Web. Of course, Webster's has long celebrated and conveyed language's evolution - unlike linguistic prescriptivists who fail to grasp that's just what language does; and - where I've compared entries - they've certainly done so in a more consistent, professional fashion than online amateurs have in recent years: might Open Dictionary - in conjunction with Webster's standard Online Dictionary - yield the best of authoritative (top-down) and organic (bottom-up), online lexicography?"

nice idea.

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