Reading Odyssey member in the New York Times!


Erin McKean, member of Reading Odyssey 2 (currently reading Thucydides), guest authored “On Language” this Sunday while William Safire was on vacation.

Just as we read the classics to better understand ourselves – where we’ve come from, what we’ve learned over the millenia – Erin, a leading lexicographer, uses the Oxford English Dictionary to understand patterns.

by using the O.E.C. as a microscope to show us patterns in language that aren’t visible to the naked eye, we come to a better understanding of our language and ourselves.

Join me in congratulating Erin!

Erin – it’s great to see your words in the New York Times magazine. I look forward to more good articles. Thanks for being a part of our reading odyssey.



July 29, 2007


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