Oxford English Dictionary - OED

This group is for those interested in the OED. That is, the Oxford English Dictionary.

Whether you want to read it, own it, discuss it or argue about it this is the place for you.

You don't need to own the 20 Volume Edition or aspire to purchase it either. You may be a fan of the concise, compact, mini or shorter editions. Or you may be interested in other dictionaries and comparing like for like. Some may well be interested in the history of the OED and the story and characters behind it. It matters not a jot, what reason you are here for!

Welcome.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
What Dictionary do you own?32 unread / 32Pskyyy, October 2023
What are you reading?1 unread / 1LesMiserables, October 2023
Reading the OED3 unread / 3LesMiserables, October 2023
Foreign Language and Classics' Dictionaries8 unread / 8LesMiserables, September 2023
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary7 unread / 7PossMan, December 2019
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography14 unread / 14LesMiserables, June 2019
OED on offer57 unread / 57LesMiserables, June 2019
Holiday sale late 20172 unread / 2LesMiserables, November 2017
New History on the OED1 unread / 1LesMiserables, November 2016
OUP Winter Book Sale 20162 unread / 2LesMiserables, January 2016
Historical Thesaurus of English4 unread / 4LesMiserables, January 2015
Submissions to the OED4 unread / 4LesMiserables, April 2014
OHEL!12 unread / 12affle, January 2014
Master and Commander - Larboard to bow. Why did starboard survive instead?2 unread / 2varielle, May 2013
Some links...6 unread / 6LesMiserables, April 2013
UK Word of the Year 2012 - Omnishambles1 unread / 1LesMiserables, December 2012
Shock! Horror!18 unread / 18affle, December 2012
Blogs6 unread / 6LesMiserables, June 2012
What Britain used to look like from the air1 unread / 1LesMiserables, June 2012
Words you had confused1 unread / 1LesMiserables, June 2012
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary1 unread / 1LesMiserables, May 2012
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary7 unread / 7LesMiserables, May 2012
Free online Dictionaries, Thesauri/Thesauruses etc5 unread / 5LesMiserables, December 2011
Green's Dictionary of Slang1 unread / 1LesMiserables, December 2011
Oxford Thesaurus of English3 unread / 3LesMiserables, November 2011
Per Capita and Per Caput3 unread / 3LesMiserables, November 2011
Perspire.1 unread / 1LesMiserables, September 2011
The English Language by Robert Burchfield1 unread / 1LesMiserables, September 2011
Fowler and Burchfield5 unread / 5LesMiserables, September 2011
What is the adjectival sense of almanac'?5 unread / 5LesMiserables, September 2011
The Digital OED11 unread / 11LesMiserables, September 2011
Hobbitomane, Hobbitry, Hobbitish1 unread / 1LesMiserables, September 2011
Wheesht1 unread / 1LesMiserables, September 2011
Dr Johnson I presume?1 unread / 1LesMiserables, September 2011
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