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.

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