Liddell, Scott, and the Limits of Lexicography, Part II

“Once a freshman, being examined by Dr. Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, in Hall, gave a very curious translation of a Greek word. ‘Where did you get that from? asked the Dean. ‘Liddell and Scott,‘ was the prompt answer. ‘It must have been Scott then: it wasn’t I,’ said the Dean.”

-Selby Henry, Good Stories from Oxford and Cambridge, p.87 (London, 1931)

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