Category: Backstage

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

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I’ve been exposed to new words, definitions, and literary texts

by Shannon Bristol Shannon Bristol, an English major at the University of Central Florida, wrote this reflection for an internship during the Fall 2021 semester. Putting Johnson’s Dictionary online as an archive is important. Johnson’s dictionary had a wide reach throughout all English speaking countries, including America. It predates the (now more common in usage in America) Webster’s Dictionary, which...