Wednesday, 14 December 2011
This blog is usually restrained in its use of language, fondly imagining itself to be read by relatives as well as its sometime trading-floor colleagues. However, it is resolved to express itself with vigour when the occasion demands. And so it now does: Geoffrey Pullum, whose book The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax made me briefly regret never previously having perceived the attraction of a career in linguistics, thinks it important that the title of this post should get more google hits. I am delighted to be able to render him this trifling service.