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Lexical Leavings

by Tom Gally

For at least a decade, translators have referred to Kenkyusha's New Japanese-English Dictionary by the nickname Green Goddess, or just GG, after the color of the dictionary's cover. Kenkyusha's publicity for the upcoming fifth edition refers to that nickname, and the brochures even show us what she looks like:

More on the Goddess at 95.

(June 16, 2003)