Quote of the Day (So Far!)
Garrison Keillor on one of humanity's greatest achievements.
4:46 PM, Feb 1, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
The dictionary was an exercise in cooperative knowledge, similar in some ways to Wikipedia. Among the differences between the two: the OED is authoritative and a whole lot heavier.
Bonus S.J. Perelman quote from today's Almanac: "I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws."
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