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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Today in history

On this date, April 14, 1828, lexicographer Noah Webster publishes the first edition of his American Dictionary of the English Language, a major landmark in the question to get Americans to use straightforward, proper English.

Lawyers immediately decide to ignore the new development.

[Frank Snyder]

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