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> Dictionaries only *report* usage. They do not *legislate*
> Richard Frampton
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As I understand it, the prescriptive/descriptive debate is ongoing
among the creators of dictionaries. It's impossible to accurately say
what *all* dictionaries do; this decision a tough call for them, and
what they do depends on who's in charge and what guidelines they're
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