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Noah Webster’s civil war of words over American English

9 mins | Jul 3, 2019
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The dictionary did not come without scandal, drama, and reckoning. In the 1800s, Noah Webster believed an American dictionary was essential to American life. But his patriotism and ignorance meant that a rival dictionary was taking favour in society. Writing in Aeon Magazine, Peter Martin explores this war of words and which has prevailed.