Um … reading a book. Came across the word “rebarbarative.” Checked the OED online. It isn’t there. I think the author meant “rebarbative”? But does anyone know if the former exists? Because I now know what the latter means — and the author is right that going through the CDF and the Codex Laureshaimensis are pretty deadly. But I’d like to make sure that there isn’t some other word out there that means something else. And … OMG. I know that one can’t simply say, “ploughing through these huge piles of documents, even though some nice German scholars have edited them for us, is a huge pain in the ass and quite possibly duller than watching too-thickly applied paint dry on a very humid day when you’ve a ton of things you’d rather be doing,” but damn. I read a good bit. I’m fairly literate. And I’ve never seen this bloody word before, and can’t really think that it increases clarity.
Well, yes, this does mean I’m working on something not directly related to teaching.