occasional essays on working with words and pictures —writing, editing, typographic design, web design, and publishing— from the perspective of a guy who has been putting squiggly marks on paper for over five decades and on the computer monitor for over two decades
Sunday, September 27, 2009
New York Times "On Language" columnist William Safire dies at 79
Not a linguist, just a philologist, Safire got the answer wrong, at least part of the time, according to the folks over at Language Log. But he brought thinking about words and language to the fore of popular culture for decades. He will be missed.