Tuesday, December 16, 2003

OED Newsletter

Oxford English Dictionary Newsletter
Lots of interesting tidbits in the current issue. I haven't even explored the archives yet... Read somewhere (altho' now I can't find it) that the Daleks from Doctor Who were named because of a dictionary (or encyclopedia?) set that covered "dal - lek" and that reminds me of George Lucas naming R2-D2 after liking the way it sounded one day when he used the shorthand form to ask for "Reel 2, Dialogue 2."

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