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When I use a word…

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 30 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1203

“Liar” can indeed be found in dictionary

  1. Judith C Simpson, senior clinical medical officer (
  1. 88 Stewarton Drive, Cambuslang, Glasgow G72 8DJ
  2. Rand Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa

    EDITOR—Armed with information provided in the hallowed pages of the BMJ,1 I bet my son that he could not find the word “liar” in our copy of the 1972 edition of Chambers Twentieth …

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