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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?