1. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. This is one of the newest of the large dictionaries on the market and is used as a standard by any number of publishers, including WTM Enterprises, TLD's publisher.

2. I am not here concerned with errors of fact — such as that Lenin did not lead the Russian Revolution, but rather the October (Bolshevik) Revolution. For my purposes, I am reading each entry as absolutely true.