The Dictionary of American Regional English team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is nearing completion of the final volume, covering "S" to "Z." A new federal grant will help the volume get published next year, joining the first four volumes already in print. For the rest of the AP story, click onhttp://tinyurl.com/czkp9z.
Please remember to vote in this year's election for new DSNA officers. Ballots were mailed with membership materials in December; if you didn't receive one, please contact the DSNA office. Ballots must be received by 1 April 2009.
Broward County Circuit Judge Matthew Destry declared a mistrial Tuesday ... after a juror said he took a dictionary into the deliberations, The Miami Herald reported. To read the rest of the story, visit http://tinyurl.com/d6pzem
We've received a copy of an article from the March 2009 issue of Books for Keeps that follows up on the recent controversy over the omission of religious terms from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Here it is in pdf format: Books%20for%20Keeps%20article.pdf