The answers to the Reading the OED crossword puzzle.
A crossword puzzle based on Reading the OED.
An excerpt from Ammon Shea’s Reading The OED.
John McGrath the genius behind Wordie.org fills in for Ben Zimmer.
By Kirsty Doole
As Mother’s Day approaches in the United States, we decided to reflect on some of the mothers to be found between the pages of some of our classic books.
The efforts of members of the public have been at the heart of the Oxford English Dictionary for over 150 years. The Dictionary couldn’t have been written without these contributions. We are calling on language lovers everywhere to help us trace the history of words whose origins are shrouded in mystery, with a brand new Appeals area of OED.com. The OED’s record of appealing to the public for assistance stretches back to its very beginnings—to a time when the project not only had nothing to do with Oxford, but wasn’t even a dictionary.
Ammon Shea shares his love of obituaries.
The OED is popping up all over the place!
Ammon Shea has a reading dilemma.
Ammon Shea reflects on his trip to Oxford.
Sarah dispatches from Oxford.
An interactive crossword puzzle to celebrate the OED’s 80th birthday.
‘The Oxford English Dictionary: Past, Present, and Future’ at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
How new words are sometimes older than we think.
Sarah Russo’s first entry about her trip to Oxford to celebrate the OED’s 80th birthday.
Ammon Shea tells us why book spines inspire him.