Ax or axe? Don’t axe me.

Barbara Wallraff argues that, although they do, dictionaries should not carry “the same weight of authority as the U.S. Constitution or Newton’s laws of motion” because “dictionaries, like our language, are constantly in flux” (not to mention misleading and sometimes just plain wrong).


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