Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 13:33

dead tree edition

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EtymologyEdit

Dysphemism, referring to the raw materials from trees used in the manufacture of paper.

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dead tree edition (plural dead tree editions)

  1. (idiomatic, pejorative, humorous) Paper version of a publication that can be found online.
    • 2004, William R. Tracey, The Human Resources Glossary, p.167
      dead-tree edition Derogatory cyberspeak for the paper version of a periodical....
    • 2011, Rachel Dresbeck, Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon, ISBN 978-0-7627-6475-4, page 322:
      The city's major daily newspaper, the Oregonian, is losing subscribers to the dead-tree edition but has a large online following.

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