A dictionary of English?

Pash   Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:45 am GMT
"The OED faces an increasingly uphill struggle in its attempts to capture World English; almost every Anglophone country has now developed a set of distinctive uses, some more divergent than others."


Considering that, which of the main dictionary publications can truly be called "a Dictionary of English"? And are there distinctions made between the terms "a dictionary of English" and "an English dictionary"?
sabo   Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:43 am GMT
This is true. For example we find 'lock-up' in Seattle for "jail;prison," 'bupkis' in New York for "zero;zilch; nothing," 'lobsterized' in California for "sunburned," and even 'judders' in New Zealand for "speed bumps"; 'juddering' is driving over speedbumps.
Q   Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:03 pm GMT
>> For example we find 'lock-up' in Seattle for "jail;prison," <<

Interesting. In Spokane we don't use this word.