2012-05-09 / Arts and Entertainment
What’s in a Word? Rhubarb? (And an Amusing Cocktail)
Rhubarb is a very funny word. It almost sounds 10-yearoldboy giggling rude. I’ve always wondered what’s up with that, so today I hauled out my Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, which is actually big, heavy, and has the complete text of the unabridged, four-volume dictionary reproduced micrographically.