Re: Dictionaries

Subject: Re: Dictionaries
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 09:17:55 -0800

At 09:03 AM 1/29/97 -0500, George Hayhoe wrote:
>John Fisher asked about dictionaries. I've been partial to the American
>Heritage College Dictionary (3rd ed. 1993) for the past 20 years because of
>its excellent guidance on usage. Unlike other dictionaries I'm familiar
>with, the AH bases its usage notes on extensive surveys of its usage panel,
>a distinguished group of writers, academics, and other experts in the use
>of the language.
>
I have been a fan of this dictionary since the first edition. Any word hoard
that illustrated "decolletage" with a picture of Marilyn Monroe was all
right in my book.

--Wayne Douglass

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