The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

by Simon Winchester
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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! In the wee hours I was still up reading, thinking just 5 more pages and I'll go to bed...I 5 more paged myself to the end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a history buff, I thought this book would be mildly interesting. Once I managed to start reading, however, I could not put the book down. It details little known facts about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, while introducing the reader to the individuals who slaved over this work for over 70 years. It is also quite informative, detailing the work that goes into such a project. If you love history and the English language, it's a great story!
Singlestar More than 1 year ago
I read The Professor and the Madman when it first came out and did not think it could be topped. It was. This book is a pure delight. It holds a place of honor in our library. Anyone who loves the English Language will appreciate the time and effort that went into this book. Simon Winchester has a wonderful way with words. It was a joy to read.
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Boring boring boring