Thursday, April 9, 2009

I love old dictionaries

Jessamyn West has some interesting comments on ALA's new Connect site:

I added a comment to her post, and felt that I needed to check the spelling of "unfortunately," one of the words in my comment. I used a nifty 1934 edition of Webster's New International Dictionary, unabridged, near the reference desk, and on the way to "unfortunately" I ran across "unforeskinned." Yes, it means circumcised.

Dictionaries: so much fun for simple minds.

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