Category: Backstage

A behind-the-scenes look at Johnson’s Dictionary Online

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No king rules forever and no dictionary is everlasting

by Iván Ramírez Sánchez In the following lines I will try to give some justification for such a grandiloquent title, but it does reflect a reality that we tend to overlook, especially before delving into lexicography. Samuel Johnson was a brilliant mind who possessed what has been said of some Spanish lexicographers: “ardor intellectual” (intellectual ardor), which means that they...