I have noticed that it is customary in this forum, and in other fora on this site, to say things like “Grimm says” or “according to Grimm” even when referring to one of the many volumes of the Deutsches Wörterbuch that were written a century or more after the demise of its initiators, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Am I being too pedantic when I think that this is wrong? Can we not simply write “the DWB says” and “according to the DWB”? And why, by the way, “according to Grimm” when there were actually two Grimms? We do say “der Duden sagt” and not merely “Duden sagt” when referring to the references works founded by Konrad Duden, but continued by others. How about abandoning this usage, nunc et in omnia saecula saeculorum?