Letter: Things to be admired Big things are to be admired, even stupidity. So said Samuel Johnson, 18th century lexicographer, critic, poet and conversationalist. All of which brings to mind regulations, ordinances, procedures and so forth that stultify progress.
June 12, 2013 - Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal
Samuel Johnson in New York Times A social critic over a century later than Johnson, Ambrose Bierce, commented in his Devil's Dictionary: "With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first."
Grant Barrett in Telegraph.co.uk Grant Barrett, a freelance lexicographer based in New York and vice-president of the American Dialect Society, told New Scientist magazine: "There is an explosion in this kind of work. No savvy lexicographer ignores Urban Dictionary. Its visitors...