Published in 1961, Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language strove to record American English as it was spoken by everyone, not just the "elegant" upper-class idiom captured by its predecessor, 1934's Webster's Second. Lingustic hardliners were not amused, as David Skinner explains in his new book, The Story of Ain't. Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward sticks up for a loosey-goosey approach to lexicography in her review.
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That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.
How This Bill Gates Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Made Its Way from a Reddit Thread to Laura Ingraham
No, Gates didn't create COVID-19, and he does not want to microchip us all.