Friday, March 12, 2010

Breaking news

This just in at Language Log: NYT hires actual linguist Ben Zimmer to write "On Language" column!

I'd have been happy to be part of the rabble cheering for Jan Freeman had she wanted to mount a challenge (a gun moll in a McIntyre tale has to carry some weight), but what a remarkably prescient move for the Times nonetheless. Next thing you know, they'll be hiring somebody who has a nodding acquaintance with ethics to write "The Ethicist."


Blogger Jan said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, fev, but I'm not interested in working any harder -- I cut back my own column so I could free up time to dote on my baby grandson. (When I'm not out being the language moll, that is.) Ben will be great, both for readers and for the Times's credibility in language matters.

10:39 AM, March 12, 2010  

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