I was humbled and honored this morning to find that I and this wee upstart linguablog were the subject of a You Don’t Say column by John McIntyre, my fair city’s preeminent voice on matters of language and author of The Old Editor Says, the Dao De Jing of the editorial craft. And I’m elated, and more than a bit gobsmacked, that this site should be the subject of such esteemed attention so early in its life.
Which is to say: Welcome, new readers, who have found your way here by Mr. McIntyre’s referral! I hope you find something to entertain and intrigue you here, and I encourage you to comment if you feel so moved. And I promise you I’ve only gotten started here; there’s lots in the pipeline, and those of you who would like to stay tuned have much to look forward to, including an assault on logic, some further nattering on heraldry, a bit about squids, and the reason I’m not the audience for extended jokes involving Shakespeare. So stick around, true believers!