Excerpt from Errors of Speech and of Spelling, Vol. 1
It may, however, be mentioned, that not one single derivation has been taken on trust, everyone has been verified by personal reference to some well-established dictionary of the language referred to, be it French, Spanish... , Danish, anglo-saxon, Latin, Greek, or what not. The necessity of this precaution is far more important than many would suppose; for not only have printers' errors, manuscript slips, and authors' blunders been handed down fi'om dictionary to dictionary in a most incredible manner, but scores of words have boon coined for the nonce, scores of others have been tortured in spelling and meaning, or dressed up so as to make Jacob look like Esau, while not a few have been deemed foreigners which belong to our own Anglo Saxon medley of words.
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