Do dictionary writers start with the letter M? [y][n]
March 27, 2010 10:10 PM Subscribe
My friend alleges that dictionary writers start with the letter M, but when I asked, "Why?" he had no response. Apparently he just saw it on QI (with Stephen Fry). Extensive googling has produced no results, and I won't be able to sleep until we get to the bottom of this. HALP!
posted by booknerd to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'd be happy with an episode reference, Youtube link, or any authoritative cite confirming this is the case. I can't imagine why they would start with the letter M, so unfounded speculation would also be appreciated. Thanks!