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Oxford Junior Dictionary removes “Acorn” for “Broadband”

Photography via SuperStock In the early 1960s, a series of newspapers and magazines staged a cultural jihad against a dictionary. The book in question was Webster’s third new international dictionary, Unabridged, published by what was then the G. & C. Merriam Company. His great offense was permissiveness. The third, critics claimed, sanctioned dozens of words […]