Monday, July 27, 2009

New OED Historical Thesaurus

A while back the BBC posted a story about The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, which will be published in two volumes on 8 October 2009. I expected this to be all over the lingua blogs, but didn't see much mention of it. Unfortunately, it won't be online anytime soon and will cost about $500 in paper (though is advertising it for $330).


parlance said...

Oooh, thanks for this post!

I've mentioned to my family that if they put together my allocation of Christmas and birthday money, maybe they could afford it for me.

Hmm... maybe I could even contribute a bit to the cost, myself.

Yewtree said...

I would love one of these. The price seems quite reasonable when you consider that it took 40 years to compile it.

Meanwhile, Chambers' Etymological Dictionary is pretty good.