The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published


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Few decades have caused more controversy than the 1960s, a time of explosive change in which tradition and authority gave way to freedom - a sweeping transformation crystalized in the 1961 publication of "Webster's Third New International Dictionary". Created by the most respected American publisher of dictionaries and supervised by editor Philip Gove, Webster's Third broke with convention, adding thousands of new words and eliminating artificial notions of correctness, basing proper usage on how language was actually ...

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