OED Overload

April 23, 2014

If you’re eagerly anticipating the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, be prepared to wait until 2034. You can blame the internet for the delay, which has made research easier but also leads to information overload. There are so many new words that the dictionary would be 40 volumes if it ever makes it to print, but expect it to be only online instead.  For more on the new OED, read a profile of new editor Michael Proffitt.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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