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doorways: gateway to (lexical) knowledge

My submission for week 38/52 of the 2010 Challenge. The theme is DOORWAYS.

 

Strobist: snooted strobe from camera left, aiming across the bottom of the pages; 1/16 power, triggered by pw.

 

I suppose this is an, ahem, unconventional take on the doorways theme; I prefer to call it creative license. This is a closeup of my OED (compact edition) --- a staggeringly compendious resource, as everyone knows. When I got my first real job after grad school this was one of the very first things I bought with my meager startup funds. To be honest, the online OED is usually more convenient for everyday use, and I've even heard rumors that the print version is on its way out. But it feels satisfyingly scholarly to pull down this big book to settle disputes about usage or lexical origin. Call me anachronistic, but I love this thing.

 

Definitely cooler if you View On Black.

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Taken on September 12, 2010