Tuesday, January 24, 2012

At last, some recognition for our profession

Today's word du jour from the OED, in honor of myself and my fellow colleagues.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Verbal stuff that I like: New Hampshire primary edition

From Walter Shapiro, "Can Rick Santorum Pull Off an Upset in New Hampshire?," New Republic, posted 1/5/12:
But it will take a day or so for the turbulent news environment to calm before the weekend’s debate double-header, which means that all of us in the press pack are like soothsayers crippled by a sudden shortage of chicken entrails.