Do publishers put false info in dictionaries to catch plagiarists?(Miscellany)
From: email@example.com (David Justice) > For what it's worth, I worked a few years at Merriam-Webster (late > 1980s) and can attest that we never deliberately inserted false > stuff for purposes of catching plagiarists. For one thing, every > dictionary I've ever examined has been all too full of > *un*intentional errors, and they could serve the same purpose. On the other hand, books such as _Who's Who_ do have fictitious entries.
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