Scientology, Lexicography, and Legitimacy

By Fantastic Adventures / Robert Gibson Jones [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Imagine that you work for an organization whose public image is somewhat tarnished, if not actually blackened. Your job is to restore (or establish) your organization’s standing in the public mind. How might you go about doing that?

If your organization is the Church or Scientology or one of the several entities it has spawned, you reach out to the small and friendly world of lexicography…