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"My own rough estimate is that several thousand time capsules are ceremoniously squirreled away and forgotten for every one that successfully conveys its cargo into the hands of a future generation"
Acrostic No. 24
Here are a few of the words being tracked by the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary, published by Houghton Mifflin. A new word that exhibits sustained use may eventually make its way into the dictionary. The information below represents the first stage of research, not the final product.
The July Almanac
Notes: Oh, Well
France: The Sexy Computer
Zimbabwe: Poised on the Brink
The Republicans in '88
A. E. Housman and Willa Cather
Romance in the Rooftops: To Understand a Condo Builder's Sales Strategy, Look at His Chimneys
Allons Danser: Cajun and Creole Bands Are Conserving Native Music
Papa's Mama Trouble
A Complex Fate
The Near-Death Cult
Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy and Auvers
In Siberia It Is Very Cold
When Rich Men Die
Maud: The Illustrated Diary of a Victorian Woman