In the spirit of collective mourning, I just have to share this with you, my blog audience, since it seems that many of you are as nerdy (in the cultured, well-educated sense of the word) as I am and thus might actually care. The OED is a Bible of sorts for us English majors. One of those sources you feel the need to reference in every academic paper worth its blood, sweat, and tears. So to discover it contains an error is, well, earth-shattering.
[Insert collective sob here].
Aussie prof finds 99-year-old error in Oxford English Dictionary