admirable job titles

neil neil at TYPOG.CO.UK
Wed Jan 19 15:50:29 UTC 2005

on 19/1/05 3:46 pm, Arnold M. Zwicky at zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU wrote:

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> a NYT Science Times, 1/18/05, p. D3, article about performing autopsies
> on whales refers to David W. Grunden, one of the volunteers in such an
> undertaking on Martha's Vineyard, by his job title: "a shellfish
> constable and herring warden in the Martha's Vineyard town of Oak
> Bluffs".
> a perfectly serious and important job, i understand.  still, an
> admirable job title.
> arnold, construction wrangler

how about: lexicographer, harmless drudge
neil, typographer

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