Date: Sun, 2 Oct 1994 13:30:25 -0700

From: James Beniger beniger[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RCF.USC.EDU

Subject: New Words, Etymology, Lexicography

Do any of you know where on the net, if not here, those most interested

in new words, their origin and usage, and in etymology and lexicography more

generally, might hang out? Where, for example, are the word mavens and

language irregulars of William Safire's column? (I don't want to be one,

I want to talk with them). Where are those who compile the major

English Language dictionaries, or dictionaries of new words or slang,

likely to be found on the Net?

Please send any insights or other help you might have either here or to

me personally.


Jim Beniger