Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grammar Love

I can't be the only one who loves a word nerd. Enjoy this video of the droll Mark Foryth on the nine-lived superstitions we can't seem to shake about English Grammar:

Foryth is the author of a book called The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language, which I am definitely going to add to my to-read list. (Hey, I used to read William Safire's On Language books for fun in high school - and I still get a kick out of Safire's title Let a Simile Be Your Umbrella. Get it?)

My love to all the geeky British men. Especially ones that defend the intelligence of librarians.

Via Explore.

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