Saturday, October 4, 2008

RIP Canadian OED staff

Having just reviewed Six Words You Never Knew Had Something To Do With Pigs less than two months ago, I am sad to report that every one of the staff of the OED has been laid off, including Katherine Barber, the editor and author of Six Words. (MSN, in their usual lame attempt to grab readers' attention, trumpets the headline, "Entire Staff of the Canadian OED fired!" No, being fired and being laid off are not the same thing). They cite flagging sales as the culprit, but I am inclined to believe that Harper and the Tories are somehow behind it.

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