More on Webster and Old Dictionaries
Either old dictionaries are humming in the ether or the NYT is reading my blog, (only joking). Three weeks after my post on the 1828 An American Dictionary of the English Language, the October 18th NYT Magazine printed a piece by Ammon Shea as its On Language column, Old Dictionaries: The Uses and Abuses of Outdated Lexicons. Shea has some interesting things to relate about Webster's Second loyalists, and about the Foundation for American Christian Education, FACE, which promotes the use of the 1828 edition. Possibly my patron had been to their web site.