423 - The Making of the Oxford Dictionary: a Tale of Murder and Insanity

Creating the Oxford English Dictionary was a mammoth task and the story takes some surprising twists and turns! This is the most voted for topic for this year's Blocktober, enjoy!


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

forgottennewsmakers.com/2010/11/08/dr-william-minor-1834-1920-insane-doctor-who-contributed-to-the-oxford-english-dictionary

britannica.com/topic/The-Oxford-English-Dictionary

oed.com/information/about-the-oed/history-of-the-oed/?tl=true

abc.net.au/news/2020-04-09/history-of-the-oxford-english-dictionary/12010628

hindustantimes.com/hollywood/the-mad-murderous-origins-of-the-oxford-english-dictionary/story-x9LpDO47RYfbqxvo4w9QwM.html

baumanrarebooks.com/blog/story-behind-creation-oxford-english-dictionary/

smh.com.au/culture/books/the-word-nerds-who-lived-and-died-for-the-oxford-english-dictionary-20230904-p5e1tv.html


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