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  • In the 19th century the admirable American lexicographer Noah Webster just rewrote the rules.

    Unthinkable? Simpler spelling | Editorial

  • A humble request -- "Father, accept this offering" becomes a job for Noah Webster -- "Therefore, Lord, we pray: graciously accept this oblation of our service" -- oblation.

    Jeff DeGraff: The New Mass As New Coke

  • When I was a boy, we had a facsimile reprint of the first edition of Noah Webster's 1828 "American Dictionary of the English Language."

    A Definitive American Life

  • Noah Webster may have produced the language that should be known as "American", but that should not be a reason, as Churchwell seems to imply, for British English to be altered to the American version.

    Letters: Mind your English language

  • Noah Webster, as Joshua Kendall's "The Forgotten Founding Father" makes clear, had no great intellectual abilities.

    A Definitive American Life

  • Noah Webster, as Mr. Kendall is right to say, "succeeded in forever unifying the world's most ethnically diverse nation with a common language."

    A Definitive American Life

  • Whether it was Noah Webster, who upgraded dumbed-down textbooks; Howard Gardner, who pointed out that children process information in a variety of ways; or Geoffrey Canada, who has shown that less-advantaged youngsters can achieve if they're enveloped in a challenging, supportive environment, the educational truth has consistently spurred significant action and fruitful reforms that have helped enhance learning.

    Paula Smith: Education 2020 -- An Emerging Consensus About Learning

  • Whether it was Noah Webster, who upgraded dumbed-down textbooks; Howard Gardner, who pointed out that children process information in a variety of ways; or Geoffrey Canada, who has shown that less-advantaged youngsters can achieve if they're enveloped in a challenging, supportive environment, the educational truth has consistently spurred significant action and fruitful reforms that have helped enhance learning.

    Paula Smith: Education 2020 -- An Emerging Consensus About Learning

  • Whether it was Noah Webster, who upgraded dumbed-down textbooks; Howard Gardner, who pointed out that children process information in a variety of ways; or Geoffrey Canada, who has shown that less-advantaged youngsters can achieve if they're enveloped in a challenging, supportive environment, the educational truth has consistently spurred significant action and fruitful reforms that have helped enhance learning.

    Paula Smith: Education 2020 -- An Emerging Consensus About Learning

  • Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary embodied a nation grown self-confident enough to celebrate its own langua ge.

    A Definitive American Life

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  • Happy Birthday, Noah Webster! --October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843--
    Read the Widipedia entry for this iconic American lexicographer, spelling reformer, writer, publisher here.

    October 16, 2013