If Webster’s New World isn’t being updated, what good is it to copyeditors? Also in today’s News Roundup: a not-so-new dictionary idea, a new New England accent, an old typographic mark, and a new verb.
If Webster’s New World isn’t being updated, why does AP continue to use it, John McIntyre asks in “Hey, AP, Wanna Talk Dictionaries?” (You Don’t Say)
More great articles
- “Crowdsourcing the Dictionary”: The idea isn’t as new as you might think. (The Word)
- “Hello, New New England”: If the traditional New England accent is disappearing, what’s replacing it. (Lingua Franca)
- “Typographic Marks Unknown II”: Where did the question mark come from? Why do we use ligatures? (Retin Art)
- “The Verbing of NBC”: If the network is lucky, this term will die out quickly. (Logophilius)