Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

(cross posted from my identi.ca account)

http://is.gd/4PKvB This literally made me salivate. I would spend $360 (if I had it) on this in a HEARTBEAT.

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What it is is the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.

the biggest thesaurus ever and the world’s first historical thesaurus: It takes the enormity of the OED and arranges it thematically and chronologically. A glance at any page is a look at language evolution from Old English to the present, and it’s no less startling and amazing than watching sea slime slowly morph into monkeys and Neanderthals.

I believe it. And I want it. So bad. I’ve never been so avaricious. This is just too beautiful a thing not to own.

This is like the intellectual equivalent of a kitchen sink; you could live without it, but for $360, there’s really no reason not to have one.

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