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I just got through writing an entry that ragged on The New Penguin English Dictionary for giving Advent top billing over advent, and against dictionaries in general for showing favoritism toward Christianity over other religions and, my personal favorite, atheism. Now, here’s Adventism. You can’t see it, but steam is billowing out my ears. Of […]


I’ve been using two dictionaries for this project. I’m drawing my word list from a paper-based version of The New Penguin English Dictionary (1986). Paper-based dictionaries are better for this purpose because you can read them sequentially. I’ve also been using the dictionary bundled with Mac OS/X, the New Oxford American Dictionary, for further support […]