Book People Archive

Re: 11th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica

Joe Esposito has bemoaned the 11th edition of the EB, saying it has value only 
for historians.

I beg to differ - I am a library researcher for the OED and I frequently refer 
to this edition of the EB for examples of word usage.  The accuracy of the 
information it contains is not an issue for my purposes as I am only interested
whether or not a word or phrase is present or absent.

So, for some of us, the PG has done a service.

Valerie Gorman