[PW] Urgent Need for Search of CD-ROM of OED 2nd Edition
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Thu Apr 9 16:15:55 PDT 2015
Maybe Fred is searching for an "easter egg" that can only be revealed
by running the program on the CD-ROM of the 2nd edition. Here is a
wild and unlikely guess: an easter egg is revealed when you search for
"easter egg" on Easter day?
(If the reader is wondering about the use of "easter egg" in the text
above here is sense 2 of Merriam Webster's definition of "easter egg":
a hidden feature in a commercially released product (as software or a
On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 6:57 PM, Andy Behrens <andy at behrens.net> wrote:
> For most words (at least those that have not been updated fully), the online
> OED has a "previous version" link that shows the 2nd edition entry.
> Fred Shapiro wrote:
>> I have an urgent need to search the CD-ROM of the 2nd edition of the OED.
>> If anyone has the CD-ROM and is willing to do a search for me today or
>> tomorrow, please email me.
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