On the Media | Defining Moments

September 18th is the tercentenary of Samuel Johnson, whose Dictionary of the English Language was one of the first and most influential. His format – with head words, etymologies and sample sentences – remains unchallenged. But his standard – what dictionaries stand for – has been undergoing a slow but inexorable evolution, as OTM’s Mike Vuolo reports.

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We guardians of English shall have to go back to speaking Latin as in the old days. Alas.

omnes clamamus pro glace lactis!
Lingua Latina est, ergo non legitur.

Or something like that.


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