I signed up for the Oxford English Dictionary's lovely and enlightening "word of the day" e-mail some time ago, using a now "old" e-mail address that still feeds into my current one. After awhile, I decided that as much as I enjoy a thorough and exhaustive parsing of language, it's harder and harder to keep up with all the communications that land in my inbox, and so followed the "unsubscribe" link. For various reasons, I have been unsuccessful at unsubscribing, so the OED's WOTD keeps arriving.
The last time I made a futile and confusing attempt to unsubcribe, I noticed this helpful tip at the bottom of the e-mail:
Written requests to unsubscribe may be sent to:
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street
Oxford OX2 6DP UK
At first I thought the concept of sending air mail (with a delivery time of probably two weeks) to Oxford, England to unsubscribe from an e-mail list was hilarious and quaint. Now it seems like a viable option. Dang you, OED! Dang you all to heck.