Even dictionaries mess it up sometimes.

Webster’s wanted to add a definition to the letter “D”, meaning density.  Or you could lower-case it.

So they put a note there, as they were compiling the dictionary, indicating that either one could be used.  And then, somehow, the description was turned into a word and added to the dictionary.  And lived there for about five years before the powers that be figured it out and backed it out.

But for those five embarrassing years, dord (originally D or d) meant density.

Not sure it’s possible to die of shame, but some lexicographer or proofreader probably came close to finding out.

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