Category: Today I Found Out

Misspelled Words in Renowned Dictionaries

In the realm of widely circulated, non-user-generated English dictionaries, the occurrence of a misspelled entry name is virtually unheard of. This impeccable record can leave one wondering: has there ever been such an error? The meticulous processes in place for dictionary editing suggest it’s highly unlikely, especially considering the extensive database of words carried over […]


Word Extinction in Modern Dictionaries

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is renowned for its extensive coverage of the English language, encapsulating a vast array of words, including those deemed obsolete. Contrary to some beliefs, once a word is included in the OED, it is not removed, illustrating a linguistic archive more than a current lexicon. This practice, however, varies among […]