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Meet the Editors: Katherine Connor Martin

Meet Katherine Connor Martin, our Head of US Dictionaries, and part of the team tasked with ensuring that the Oxford English Dictionary keeps up with changes in American English and accurately…

1928: the Year of the Dictionary

‘This year, whatever else it may be, is the Year of the Dictionary.’ So wrote Charles Onions in the Times of 19 April 1928, in an article celebrating the completion…

Words as old as the OED

When the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was finally completed in 1928, the world of 1857, when work on the dictionary began, must have seemed impossibly distant. Radio,…