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

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