Happy Birthday from our favourite wordsmith. His dictionary is justifiably one of the best known although it was not the first dictionary in English despite legends to the contrary nor is it the most accurate,index but Jack Lynch pointed out what sets it apart from other earlier dictionaries is that it was the first standardized dictionary and would remain the definitive dictionary until 1928 with the publication of the Oxford University Dictionary.
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