Dictionary Standard

Subject: Dictionary Standard
From: Sarah Mahoney <smahoney -at- U -dot- WASHINGTON -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 1994 10:36:12 -0800

I had to resend this message, as it was rejected the first time.

> Don writes:
> Except for terms of art and other recent vocabulary additions, bust your
> butt to get a copy of Webster's Second Unabridged. It's The Big Dic. The
> Third is heresy. Other dictionary publishers don't make it. Well, OK, the
> OED is real useful, but not for modern American-English.

I read somewhere that the American Heritage Dictionary was the standard
for technical writing. Thus I dutifully purchased a huge, heavy copy.
Was I lead astray?

-Sarah Mahoney
-Univ. of Wash., Seattle

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