[linux-elitists] Introducing Myself

Wendell Cochran atrypa@eskimo.com
Wed Jan 14 07:24:04 PST 2004


On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 17:51:24 -0800 
Teh Entar-Nick <nick@teh.entar.net> wrote:

> I bet you dictionary.com uses Mirriam-Webster's, which is notorious
> for its racist entries.  I believe the dict folks had to spend a lot
> of time cleaning up the 1913 edition for use in polite society.


Hmmmmm . . .  Nowadays lexicographers agree that the function of a
dictionary is not to dictate usage but to report it.

Messenger vs message.

Wendell Cochran
West Seattle






More information about the linux-elitists mailing list