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ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:06:40

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ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:09:52

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SenoraPostrophe Wed 27-Apr-05 14:12:21

I have one. My proudest posession (I have the "compact" one with letters like flyspecks). I'll be back in a min.

SenoraPostrophe Wed 27-Apr-05 14:13:04

PS doesn't exist online as far as I know - the DVD version costs hundreds and is huge.

SenoraPostrophe Wed 27-Apr-05 14:13:48

PPS can it wait until this evening? - just had an important work email in.

ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:14:13

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ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:14:53

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roisin Wed 27-Apr-05 14:18:44

OED online costs £195 + VAT pa!

You can search the 'compact OED' here for free

ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:20:38

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ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:20:39

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Iklboo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:23:49

Hi - we've got the online OED at work here. This is what it came up with for flyspeck-

fly-speck, -spot, (a) a stain produced by the excrement of an insect; also fig.; (b) a plant disease, esp. of apples and pears, caused by the fungus Leptothyrium pomi;

Er...hope that helps?


Easy Wed 27-Apr-05 14:24:48

I keep promising myself a copy (on dvd) alnog with Encyclopedia Britannica.

when I was about 8, my dad bought a real set of britannica, and I remember the joy of being able to look up anything I wanted.

ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:26:06

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ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:26:55

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handlemecarefully Wed 27-Apr-05 14:27:18

Intrigued - why do you need to know?

Iklboo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:29:42

It's with the hyphen ggglimpopo. Can't see anything on there without I'm afraid

ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:30:06

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Easy Wed 27-Apr-05 14:34:24


The problem with looking things up on the internet (generic), is that soooooo much of the content is unvarified, and indeed, unvarifiable.

Anyway, I have a romantic attachment to books in their physical form, and feel quite sad that we can't get Britannica as a set of books anymore, evrn tho' I appreciate the value of hyperlinks etc that electronic means can supply.

ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 14:38:44

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SenoraPostrophe Wed 27-Apr-05 20:09:46

ggg- I think they must have run the pattern agaisnt a US dictionary - does this help?

ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 20:30:21

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ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 20:31:15

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SenoraPostrophe Wed 27-Apr-05 20:32:05

have you been writing too much? you seem to have lost your ability with words...(jahgawn???)

ggglimpopo Wed 27-Apr-05 20:36:29

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