Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

Subtitled The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, this is a delightful book about the making of the OED. I read this as a follow up to Ammon Shea's Reading the OED and I am very glad I did. This book does exactly what it sets out to do, tell the story of the men and women that made the OED. It is full of wonderful anecdotes as well as serious history. If you have any liking for the English language, I highly recommend you read this book.


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