Um yeah. My local public library (Vancouver Public Library which is not small either) no longer provides access to the Oxford English Dictionary and I am incredibly miffed. It’s really important that people have access to an excellent, authoritative dictionary and now that’s gone to the public around here.
Ugh. You all suck. Not cool. Not cool.
I assume it was due to funding issues.
Oh – and me. I don’t like American Dictionaries. I’m not sure why but I don’t feel that it’s right or something. (And I’m Canadian, so my English is more similar to American English.)
That said, I still have access to the OED as a university student…but I won’t after I graduate (obviously).
The OED at least sounds so much more authoritative then say…dictionary.com….