gasp. gasp. catching. up.

deborah deborah at
Thu Feb 13 00:26:01 EST 2003

On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Jon Noble wrote:

|--- deborah <deborah at> wrote:
|> The only other book
|>   I've ever bought on the net is the unabridged
|> two-volume 1976 edition
|>   of the OED.
|Sorry to have to tell you this but a two-volume OED is
|still only a "Shorter OED" (always impresses the kids
|at school when I point that out)

No, it's the 20 volume set compressed at 4 pages reprinted to a sheet.
I can read it without a magnifying glass if I squint -- the new one is
in one volume, and is 9 pages to a sheet, and I can't read it without a

deborah at
What does it matter whether we hang,
If we've learned a little wisdom?	-- _Jade_, Sally Watson

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