The Lexicographer and the Madman
By Gregory Cowles
When I asked Ammon Shea, the man who read the O.E.D., if he wanted to play a game of Dictionary sometime, he did me the favor of pretending I was sane.
“Do you have a specific dictionary in mind?” he wondered. “I would prefer Webster’s Third, if only because of all the bad blood between that edition and The Times.”
Read the rest, including a retelling of several rounds of the game, on Paper Cuts.