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Michael Quinion words at QUINION.COM
Tue Feb 29 12:10:04 UTC 2000

> This field force send in around 10,000 "slips" a year (as
> against the 190,000 produced by the in-house lexicographers),
> and would now seem to have a job for life.

As I send in the electronic equivalent of about 12,000 slips a
year myself, you may take that figure for external readers to be
a gross underestimate (he's slipped a zero, I would guess).

Job for life, Barry? Well, some of us would like to think so!

Michael Quinion
World Wide Words
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