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Are old English words worth fighting for?

Source: John Nordell/The Christian Science Monitor

In 2007, the editors of the Oxford Junior English Dictionary, convinced that their reference work “needed to reflect the consensus experience of modern-day childhood,” banished a bevy of terms describing the natural world. In their place they inserted newer

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