The OED Removed-Words Scandal Is 'Completely Bogus'
Jesse Sheidlower: "An article ... in The Guardian
... highlighted the claim that Robert Burchfield, the editor of the four-volume Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary
published from 1972 to 1986, 'covertly deleted thousands of words because of their foreign origins.' This claim is completely bogus."
The New Yorker 11/28/12