gasp. gasp. catching. up.

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 13 02:35:00 EST 2003


--- deborah <deborah at suberic.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Jon Noble wrote:
> 
> |
> |--- deborah <deborah at suberic.net> 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
> glass.
> 
My Ghod!! I'll give that one a miss, I can no longer
read the phone book at night unless directly under a
very powerful light.

Jon

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