jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Sep 18 23:55:39 UTC 2001
> Is "contributor to the OED" an official title, presumably awarded by Oxford
> University Press? Or is it a folk tradition among the etymological
> community, awarded by a consensus of one's peers? Or is it a title that
> anyone can claim? Does it represent a level or quantity of submissions? Or
It's not an official title, and it's not "awarded". I don't know, I don't
think there's ever been a case of someone trying to claim it underservedly.
Certainly if someone _were_ falsely claiming that they were connected to the
OED in order to get something (access, recognition, whatever), we would do
something about it.
Whatever the threshold, Barry's _way_ past it.
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