Formed OED Chief Editor's 'Word Detective' Makes for Compelling Reading

Formed OED Chief Editor's 'Word Detective' Makes for Compelling Reading

By Luiza Lodder

Dictionaries: "They are the nasty medicine which you are handed when you display even the slightest ignorance about the meaning of a word." Or so we thought. 27 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

22 Sep 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Zombies

It's that time of the season, but the love's run dry.

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On the Last Day: Meaning in the Static

Comb-overs: check. Eyeliner: check. Songs...songs? Anyone? Hello?

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Thee Emergency: Can You Dig It?

Blue-collar, girl-fronted rock and roll band from Seattle talks a tough game but secretly -- or at least in the hidden track -- has a thing for gospel blues.

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Murder By Death: In Bocca Al Lupo

If I died while listening to this, I wouldn’t complain in the least.

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:21 AM

Feast (2005)

The primary means of educing viewer dread and desire is a mix of flayed flesh, maggots, and insides turned out.

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Apollo 13: Lovebomb

If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:50 AM

All The Kings Men (2006)

As the designated observer of his friend's decline, not to mention a reporter by vocation, Jack's lack of insight or anticipation also looks a bit silly.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:36 AM

Flyboys (2006)

The flyboys all have "issues" to resolve through their service. And so the war becomes the occasion for each to engage in a personal growth experience.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:29 AM

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

Boys rule this universe, like they do so many others.

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Jeffrey Luck Lucas: What We Whisper

Dark and brooding, this album is rich in texture if consistently glum in tone.

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//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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