Quotes: Stephen Hughes on Fixing the Dictionary

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“An extensive check of online and offline dictionaries did not reveal a single dictionary that correctly referred to gravity being the operative force in a siphon,”

− STEPHEN HUGHES, a physicist at Australia’s University of Queensland, discovering an error in the dictionary definition for the word “siphon”.  The error, present in volumes including the Oxford English Dictionary, has been incorrect for as long as a century. (via Yahoo! News)