Normally genial

At the dictionary offices in Walton Street in 1988

A long article by Andrew Dickson entitled “Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?appeared in The Guardian on 23 February.

It’s a sweeping effort whch manages to include most of the usual suspects including Robert Cawdrey, Samuel Johnson, James Murray, Simon Winchester, Peter Gilliver, Bernie Paton, Michael Proffitt and yours truly.