Here's another report from the DSNA Montreal conference, this time in The Montreal Gazette. Ben Zimmer's paper on hip-hop takes center stage, but reporter Karen Seidman also has a keen eye for lexicographical haberdashery. And after quoting Michael Adams on Ammon Shea's analysis of the shocking academic practice of misciting lexicons, she ruefully continues:
Some academics may actually refer to "the dictionary" as if there is only one.
Dimwits! (Okay, I have to fess up--I referred to "the dictionary" in the first five seconds of my interview with Zimmer. I definitely did not rock that usage.)
The rest of her witty story, "Chillax, English is always evolving," is available here.