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  • Geek Speak: Andrey Reznikov- The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster and His Dictionary

    Geek Speak: Andrey Reznikov- The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster and His Dictionary

    Where: Jonas 110
    When: 4:00PM
    Description: Noah Webster today is mostly known – if known at all – as the compiler of the first American Dictionary of the English Language. Indeed, his dictionary is the most famous, but not his only creation. His spelling book, which sold millions of copies, created new spelling rules – rules we still use today. But that is not all. Even though Webster personally did not take part in writing of the US Constitution, his passionate political speeches and essays in support of the united country, during the time when the United States were anything but united – were a powerful influence in creating the real union of the first 13 states. Thus, he truly is the forgotten founding father – of the new country and its new culture, and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.
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