Boldy to go…

go photoI thought about splitting the infinitive in best Star Trek style, really I did, but pedant that I am I just could not bring myself to go there.  Just a few decades ago that last sentence would have made no sense to anyone.  The word “go” had not acquired that particular meaning until quite recently.  Now things can go off in more directions than you can shake a compass at, going away, going off with a bang, and even going up on the Library blog.

Discover the history of one of the English language’s shortest words and how the OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary Online) can help you trace and check the history and many meanings of the words you find and use.


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