Oxford University Press Museum: OED Tolkien Letter

The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary has a new design and new functionality.  In December the OED Online website was relaunched featuring a new look,  the addition of the Historical Thesaurus to the OED, and links to other online resources including the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The OED is a historical dictionary where you’ll find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books.  Read more about the new OED online here.

Image description: J.R.R. Tolkien was a contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary. This letter was sent to the dictionary’s editors explaining the origins of the word “Hobbit”.

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