A Minor case: OED contributions from a prison cell | OxfordWords blog

This weekend will mark a significant date in the annals of the Oxford English Dictionary. 17 February 1872 was the date on which a Dr. William Chester Minor, American army surgeon, shot and killed George Merrett in the early hours of the morning on a gloomy Lambeth street. Not an auspicious date, granted, but Minor went on to become one of the most important volunteer contributors to the OED.

via A Minor case: OED contributions from a prison cell | OxfordWords blog.

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