While I was back in Scotland, I met up with many of my old colleagues from Collins Dictionaries. We had a very pleasant evening with Ian Brookes, who is now the editor-in-chief of the Chambers dictionary.
Chambers is an unusual dictionary, in that it has a sprinkling of amusing definitions. One of these is mullet, defined as
a hairstyle that is short at the front, long at the back, and ridiculous all round. There are also rare definitions, such as:
paneity n the state of being bread
After reading that, I knew I had to buy the latest edition. Does this make me a word nerd?