December 24, 2006

merry christmas!

In Germany, presents are opened on Christmas Eve.
What a lovely tradition!

A Christmas present comes from The New York Times: an article on the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. There may not be many panels that count experts as different as Justice Antonin Scalia and author Joan Didion among their members. (Note that the NYT now offers permalinks to articles. Permalink itself, alas, hasn't made it into the American Heritage Dictionary yet. Perhaps the usage panel needs more bloggers.)

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