The Universal Apocrypha of Linguistics and Verbal Ordnance

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The first panel from today’s Girl Genius refers to Traubhünd’s Universal Apocrypha of Linguistics and Verbal Ordnance:

…better known these days as the Oxford English Dictionary



2 Comments

  1. Dave Empey said,

    February 11, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

    I always liked Tolkien’s “Four Wise Clerks of Oxenford” for the OED.

  2. Mark Mandel said,

    February 12, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    Another Girl Genius reader, when told of this post, observed

    “I think he’s reaching. I’d say Traubhünd’s work is more likely to be a competitor of the OED.”

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