November 29, 2012   23 notes   

Ok - in his first Dictionary of the English Language, Samuel Johnson defined Lexicographer as “A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.”

I love that man.

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  3. othemts said: I went to Dr. Johnson’s house in London. There’s a statue of his cat out front. I love that.
  4. lizzletini said: There was a jeopardy question about lexicographers the other day… I was proud to get it right!
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