"I love the idea of witnessing the birth of that word."
May 27, 2013 9:47 PM Subscribe
posted by the man of twists and turns (10 comments total)
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"In 1872 two men began work on a lexicon of words of Asian origin used by the British in India. Since its publication the 1,000-page dictionary has never been out of print and a new edition is due out next year. What accounts for its enduring appeal?
Hobson-Jobson is the dictionary's short and mysterious title.
Dictionaries are pretty weird! How could a dictionary, reasearched, written, printed, contain words that are used today? Why we need to invent new words
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