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Top 10 Things You Can Learn About Bacon from the Oxford English Dictionary

This weekend, Oxford University Press announced that it may discontinue the huge and heavy print version of the world’s most comprehensive reference book, the Oxford English Dictionary. I own a mighty two-volume version (sold with a powerful magnifying lens) and I love letting my fingers do the walking through the history of our great language. The Press says that most people do their research online now, and while that’s true, it would be a shame to lose the book that yields the following information.