This weekend on Science Fantastic, our guest is Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, who talks about Newton, Einstein, dark matter and dark energy, and the future of physics. The OED was launched more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the first major revision. Updates periodically review and expand the OED, each time subtly adapting our image to the English language. “I was confused,” said the doctor, who wished to remain anonymous because his employer would not allow him to speak to the media. I`ve always considered OED to be the alpha and omega of English-language dictionaries, so it`s been my favorite for as long as I can remember, maybe it`s the fact that you need a magnifying glass to read the print in both volumes of the standard print edition, and this one was included in a small drawer at the top of the case! Of course, how many people do you know who have a favorite dictionary? Yes, I`m a big geek/nerd. 🤓Anyway, this app is as close as possible to owning the physical version of the dictionary. It has all the wonderful little details and help that the printed version has, without the magnifying glass of course, although you can use the triple-tap option on your iPhone to enlarge the entrance if you need to. The app is a bit pricey, especially if you opt for the translation add-on, but as with the print version, the Oxford English Dictionary is worth everything you spend on it. I like being able to search for obscure or unusual words and have the OED list them! I really hate finding the definition of a word I encountered in my recent novel and it`s not available!! It then becomes a search for the true definition, if not the etymological origins, of a particular word. As someone who loves and collects words, the OED is the perfect resource for someone like me! 😁 I think the OED app is worth every penny you put into it. So what can I say? Madness!! 🤑 My dad really did me a favor by teaching me not to talk to people who didn`t want to talk to me first. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, where the emphasis is on contemporary meanings.