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1. Dr Murray

1.1. Born in February 1827

1.2. Scottish

1.3. Poor family

1.4. Studied lots of languages

1.4.1. French

1.4.2. Italian

1.4.3. German

1.4.4. Greek

1.4.5. Latin

1.4.6. Catalan

1.4.7. Spanish

1.4.8. Portuguese

1.4.9. Dutch

1.4.10. Danish

1.4.11. Persian

1.4.12. Hebrew

1.4.13. Aramaic Arabic

1.5. Loved books

1.6. Very smart

1.7. Most important editor of the OED

1.8. Extremelt religious

1.9. Died on 26th July 1915

2. Dr Minor

2.1. Born in June 1834

2.2. Comes from Ceylon

2.3. Extremely religious

2.4. Rich

2.5. Worked in the American army as a surgeon

2.6. Fought in the civil war

2.7. He read, painted and played music

2.8. Very sensitive

2.9. Came to London to live there

2.10. Murdered George Merrett

2.11. Lived in an asylum

2.12. He was insane

3. OED

3.1. Not the first dictionary

3.1.1. Others were not complete

3.2. Took 70 years to make

3.3. 3 main editors

3.4. Most important before OED

3.4.1. Samuel Johnson's: A Dicionary of the English language

3.5. Started on 7th January 1857

3.5.1. Editors

3.5.1.1. Herbert Coleridge

3.5.1.1.1. first editor

3.5.1.1.2. Thought he was going to get between 60.000 and 100.000 slips of paper with words

3.5.1.2. Frederich Furnivall

3.5.1.2.1. second editor

3.5.1.2.2. De dictionary started to die because of him

3.5.1.3. Dr Murray

3.5.1.3.1. third editor

3.5.1.3.2. most important editor

3.5.1.3.3. made almost whole dictionary

3.5.2. Lots of contributors

3.5.2.1. Had to read books and search for quotations

3.5.2.2. Most important contributor

3.5.2.2.1. Dr Minor

3.6. Printed by Oxford University Press

3.7. Finished in 1927

3.7.1. Last word: zyxt

3.7.2. 414.825 words

3.7.2.1. Only 1 word was forgotten

3.7.2.1.1. bondmaid

3.7.2.1.2. was added later on

3.7.3. 1.827.306 quotations

3.7.4. in 1972 a second edition was made

3.7.5. They're preparing a third edition

4. Real Story

5. name book: The Surgeon of Crowthorne

5.1. By Simon Winchester