Word of the Day

Paperback Writer’s Devil’s Publishing Dictionary provides this helpful definition of the harmless drudge who often appears as “a character out of a 30s screwball comedy“:

Editor – 1) a sadomasochist; 2) a kind but crazy person who makes a career out of working with authors to improve their manuscripts; listens to their lies, tantrums and crying fits; extends their deadlines; meets with them over mystery chicken entrees at industry cons and suffers countless bouts of depression, con crud and tinitus as a result; 3) an industry professional who drinks Maalox or Jack Daniels for lunch.

The rest of the entries (continued here) are equally astute and edifying (via Boing Boing).