Oxford English Dictionary Archive

  • Crowdsourcing

    Is this the first ever example of crowd-sourcing?

    Twelve mighty volumes; 414,825 words defined; 1,827,306 illustrative quotations used… The total length of type – all handset, for the books were done by letterpress, still discernible in the delicately impressed feel of the inked-on paper – is 178 miles, the distance between London and […]

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