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Why Do Some People Get Bios in Dictionaries?

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A listener in Albany, New York, wonders who decides which historical personages deserve mention a dictionary, and how editors decide which of those people merit a photo or illustration? Grant explains the process by which lexicographers handle these encyclopedic entries. This is part of a complete episode.

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