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Samuel Johnson (* 7. Septemberjul./ 18. September 1709greg. in Lichfield; † 13. Dezember 1784 in London)

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Why words like ‘squee,’ ‘moobs’ and ‘YOLO’ really end up in the Oxford English Dictionary

The Internet records everything teens say, and lexicographers love it.

The journalist and author W. H. Davenport Adams (1828-91) established a reputation for himself as a popular science writer, translator and lexicographer. In this 1889 work, he traces the development of magic, alchemy and witchcraft in England from the fourteenth century and portrays some of the most important 'magicians'.


Word of the Day: Nescience

Eighteenth-century British poet, essayist, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson once said, 'There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable that I would not rather know it than not know it.'