The Second Edition of the Merriani-Webster international unabridged dictionary has held an unchallenged position in the world of American writers, editors, teachers, students, and general readers. In the new Third Edition, however, the dictionary makers in Springfield, Massachusetts, hare abrogated their authority, says WILSON FOLLETT,and the result is in many particulars a calamity. Mr. Follett, author and editor, is himself an authority on language and usage.
An author and editor who believes that English should be accurate , WILSON FOLLETT here takes issue with Bergen Erans and his sister, Cornelia, for what he regards as their tolerance of sloppy Ameriean usage. Mr. Follett is now at work on a comprehensire and systematic book on grammatical usage.