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When They Let Ain't Into The Dictionary
Author David Skinner talks with the Lexicon Valley guys about the hell that broke loose in 1961 when Merriam-Webster's Third American Dictionary admitted words like ain't and beatnik, cited Mickey Spillane and Betty Grable instead of Shakespeare and Lincoln, and changed the entire philsophy behind American lexicography. Slate 09/23/13
Posted September 25, 2013 12:49 AM




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