Best Job Ever

The June 2004 Newsletter of the OED features journal entries by OED editors on “19 April 2004: a day in the life of the OED.” Over at Language Hat, where I learned of the OED Newsletter, folks are having fun picking apart this account by Katherine Martin, Assistant Editor (North American Editorial Unit):

I was working on a draft entry for the verb other (and the related adjective othered). Due to the complex and philosophical nature of these terms (and our mutual interest in the subject matter), Abigail and I decided to split them up–she took on the noun othering–so that we could discuss the definitions in detail and share our research.

Oh, if only contributing to this discussion could be my job and not just what I fiddle about with over lunch. [sigh]