Speaking English

November 14, 2004
(was 01.04.2004)

It’s one of the great stories in the history of books.  James Murray was a poor kid from Scotland who dropped out of school at age 14.  Somehow, he taught himself the history of words in various languages, and went on to create the world’s greatest dictionary.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge Simon Winchester tells the remarkable story of James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary.

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