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rosie

24th August 2010, 18:19
When did Collins discontinue including proper nouns in their dictionary?
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ajt

24th August 2010, 18:20
In their latest edition - I'm not sure when that was, but within the last few years.
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rosie

24th August 2010, 18:23
thanks for that.

I ask as I'm thinking of purchasing one but want to ensure it includes proper names.
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at

24th August 2010, 18:26
I just looked it up on Amazon, Rosie, and it seems to have been 2006. They have just publishd an anniversary edition, but I'm sure it must have ben before this. Try Collins website - there's lots of information there.
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big dave

24th August 2010, 18:31
One of the best dictionaries to suit your requirements is the Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) - this is a single volume as opposed to the multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary(OED).

It contains 12,000 encyclopaedic entries and is available from Amazon for £23.49

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oxford-Dictionary-English-Dictionaries/dp/0199571120/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0">Oxford Dictionary of English
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rosie

24th August 2010, 18:31
Thanks AT

I'll do that.
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rosie

24th August 2010, 18:45
Thank you Big Dave.
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duggie

24th August 2010, 19:00
For what it's worth, I have the 30th anniversary edition and it contains the usual geographical proper names as before, as well as writers such as Horace, Wordsworth, Mark Twain et al.
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jimc

24th August 2010, 20:11
Al who?

(arf-arf!)

JimC
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mark

25th August 2010, 16:31
Very famous person is et al - he's written loads of stuff.
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