Profanity in the Dictionary

I love random facts and so I have to share with you Tim Kelly’s recent interview with Katherine Barber, editor-in-chief of (one of my top favourites) the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. This article talks about what inspired the first edition of the C.O.D. in the 1960s, how words are added to the dictionary, and of course, how profanity is dealt with in the dictionary!

 

Update: Yippee!  Katherine Barber is on the front page of today’s copy of Whitby This Week (Oct 14 2007).  You might want to read this story if you are interested in butter tarts and other Canadianisms!

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