On and off the Net…

Are you "xenolexic"* ?

This word, and others, can be found in the list of "Unused but Useful: Oxford English Dictionary's Reject List."

Sandra Yeyati  shared an interesting article that includes this note:

Oxford University holds 50 large filing cabinets crammed with 1000s of 6 x 4 inch cards detailing every declined entry for the Dictionary.

Of course, now the words are kept on computers.
*xenolexic: someone who suffers intense confusion when faced with a new word

Read the article from AolNews.com – Unused but Useful: Oxford English Dictionary's Reject List

And today we learn: the Oxford English Dictionary will not be PRINTED again!!! On-line OK…

Read the article from Telegraph.co.uk – Oxford English Dictionary 'will not be printed again'

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