Word Ways


William Sunners


There are two separate editions of the current Merriam-Webster Pocket Dictionary. The first edition of this book, designated the Kangaroo by the publishers, was printed in the usual handy pocket size in April, 1974. In July, 1978, the dictionary was reprinted in larger type and christened the Wallaby edition. In it, several errors and omissions found by George Berryman and me were corrected; the resultant changes are summarized below. To avoid reprinting more than a single page, entries had to be shortened or removed in some cases to accommodate the additions.