On A Cheerier Note

In the course of talking through a major grant application, my colleague Jeremy noticed something about me that I hadn’t known:
AKMA identified in OED as first to use word 'subsistent' in this sense since 1870
I’m not sure that’s the sense of ‘subsistent’ I’d have identified for my usage, but who am I to argue with the OED?

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5 Responses to On A Cheerier Note

  1. That’s great! Especially the recognition that you’re rare. You should bring up this quality, with OED proof, when it’s time to ask for a raise and/or promotion…

  2. Tim Bulkeley says:

    The author is dead! Long live the author 😉

  3. Mom says:

    I’m very impressed! My son in oed. Entirely appropriate for one who really cares about words!

  4. Pippa says:


  5. April says:

    I’m giddy over this.

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