Former Oxford Dictionary editor secretly deleted Indian words: book

Oxford dictionary

"But it turns out that this was a myth perpetuated by a 20th-century Chief Editor of the OED," said Ogilvie.

She compared Burchfield's four OED dictionaries published between 1972 and 1986 to a 1933 edition and found that he had erased 17 per cent of the 'loanwords' and world English words that had been included by editor Charles Onions, who included 45 per cent more foreign words than Burchfield.

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