Allow me to roll the Apple of Discord into the meeting. 

David Skinner, whose The Story of Ain't (reviewed here) described the godawful hullabaloo over Webster's Third International, has written a preview about the long-awaited Merriam-Webster's New Unabridged Dictionary.

In his sampling of the new online edition, her checked out the entry for comprise and discovered (wait for it) that the whole comprise/compose distinction insisted on in stylebooks and journalism classes is much more complicated and much less straightforward than you have been led to believe.   

Have at it.