Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What? That's not the real Dr. Johnson?

The tweets of a latter-day Samuel Johnson bring on some thoughts of other lexicon creators. 'The real Dr Johnson died in 1784 – but it was his devotion to lexicography that paved the way for Tom Morton, the man behing the tweets, to offer gems such as "Valentine (n.) Patron-Saint of avaricious Florists & the MAWKISH: his Feast mark'd by Consumption of pinkish Victuals" on the social networking site.' More...

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